Number of drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2016, by drug type and region

Number of U.S. drug overdose deaths in 2016, by drug type and region This statistic shows the number of drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2016, by drug type and region. In that year, around 10,616 people in the Northeast died from an overdose of any type of opioid. Comparatively, 14,929 people in the South died from an overdose of any opioid in 2016.
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NortheastMidwestSouthWest
Any opioid10,61610,76114,9295,943
Natural and semi-synthetic opioids2,6582,8796,1362,814
Methadone7616141,231767
Synthetic opioids other than methadone6,4865,3796,600948
Prescription opioids3,2523,3907,0443,401
Heroin4,3224,5654,5422,040
Cocaine2,9572,5754,005838
Psychostimulants with abuse potential4311,1762,4833,452
NortheastMidwestSouthWest
Any opioid10,61610,76114,9295,943
Natural and semi-synthetic opioids2,6582,8796,1362,814
Methadone7616141,231767
Synthetic opioids other than methadone6,4865,3796,600948
Prescription opioids3,2523,3907,0443,401
Heroin4,3224,5654,5422,040
Cocaine2,9572,5754,005838
Psychostimulants with abuse potential4311,1762,4833,452
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This statistic shows the number of drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2016, by drug type and region. In that year, around 10,616 people in the Northeast died from an overdose of any type of opioid. Comparatively, 14,929 people in the South died from an overdose of any opioid in 2016.
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August 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2016

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