Opioid use in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on opioid use in the U.S.

Table of contents

  • 1. Global overview
    • Global population share of illicit drug use by drug 2018

    • Number of global illicit drug users by drug 2018

    • Number of worldwide users of opioids 2015 to 2018, by region

    • Share of global fentanyl consumption in 2019, by country

    • Share of global morphine consumption by region 2019

    • Global consumption of major opium alkaloids and derivatives 2014-2019

    • Manufacture of global opium alkaloids and derivatives by type 2014-2019

  • 2. U.S. overview
    • Most important health issues facing the U.S. according to U.S. adults 2019-2020

    • Lifetime odds of dying from select causes in the U.S. in 2019

    • Individuals finding it easy to obtain heroin in the U.S. 2002-2019

    • Perception of risk from heroin use in the U.S. 2002-2019, by intake frequency

    • U.S. costs due to abuse of tobacco, alcohol, illicit drugs, prescription opioids 2020

  • 3. Prescription opioid use in the U.S.
    • Most distributed controlled prescription drugs in the U.S. 2014-2019

    • Number of patients with at least one opioid prescription U.S. 2014-2018

    • Number of opioid prescriptions U.S. 2014-2018

    • Total opioid prescriptions rate U.S. 2018, by state and type

    • Percentage of ED discharges with opioid prescriptions U.S. 2006 to 2017

    • Percentage of ED discharges with opioid prescriptions U.S. 2006 to 2017, by age

    • Percentage of ED discharges with opioid prescriptions U.S. 2012 to 2017, by diagnosis

    • Distribution of opioid prescriptions at ED discharge U.S. 2006-2017, by opioid type

    • U.S. veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan taking selected medications 2020

    • Share of U.S. 12th graders who used OxyContin 2002-2020

  • 4. Heroin use in the U.S.
    • Individuals who consumed heroin during past year in the U.S. 2002-2019

    • Individuals who consumed heroin during the past year in the U.S. 2002-2019, by age

    • Heroin dependence or abuse within past year in the U.S. 2002-2019, by age

    • Individuals starting to consume heroin in the U.S. 2002-2019

    • Individuals starting to consume heroin in the U.S. 2002-2019, by age

  • 5. Deaths from opioids in the U.S.
    • U.S. opioid overdose deaths number from 1999 to 2019

    • U.S. opioid overdose death rate from 1999 to 2019

    • Death rate from opioid overdose in the U.S. in 2019, by state

    • Number of heroin overdose deaths U.S. 1999-2019

    • Heroin overdose U.S. death rate 1999-2019

    • Death rate from heroin overdose U.S. 2017 and 2018, by age

    • Death rate from heroin overdose U.S. 2017 and 2018, by ethnicity

    • Overdose death rate from heroin U.S. 2018, by state

    • Number of prescription opioid overdose deaths U.S. 1999-2019, by gender

    • Number of fentanyl overdose deaths U.S. 1999-2019, by gender

  • 6. Public opinion
    • Seriousness of select substance abuse problems in the U.S. 2016-2018

    • U.S. adults' opinions on opioid accessibility in their communities 2018

    • Perceived effort in select ways to combat opioid addiction in U.S. communities 2018

    • Barriers to effectively combat the opioid epidemic U.S. 2018

    • Support/oppose increased funding for research on opioid addiction U.S. 2018

    • Opioid epidemic negative impact on local economies and job growth U.S. 2018

    • Perceptions of opioid addiction as a disease or character flaw in the U.S. as of 2018

    • Addiction related social stigma among adults in the U.S. as of 2018

  • 7. Miscellaneous
    • Consumption of opium alkaloids and derivatives by type U.S. 2014-2019

    • U.S. emergency department visits for nonfatal opioid overdoses, 2016-2017, by gender

    • U.S. emergency department visit rate for nonfatal opioid overdoses, 2016-2017, by age

    • U.S. emergency department rates for nonfatal opioid overdoses, 2016-2017, by region

    • Number of opioid units sold to retail level purchasers in the U.S. 2006-2019

    • Opioid narcotics dosage units lost in the U.S. 2010-2019

    • Potential fentanyl profitability compared to heroin in the U.S. as of 2017

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