Current Overdose Data

We collect statistics to track the progression of the overdose crisis. We use this to target services for especially hard-hit communities.

Dashboards on Opioid Statistics and Overdose

  • Prescription Monitoring ProgramThis dashboard shares selected data from the Prescription Monitoring Program collected from pharmacies in Massachusetts. It includes these categories of controlled substances prescription medications: Opioid Agonists, Benzodiazepines, Stimulants, Opioid Partial Agonists.
  • Opioid-Related EMS IncidentsThis dashboard provides a granular look at opioid-related incidents reported by EMS. This dashboard documents all opioid-related emergency medical service events in Massachusetts, defined as 911 calls in which opioids are involved; not all events are clinical overdoses and not all are nonfatal.
  • Drug Checking DataThis dashboard shows data on the presence of different substances found in drug samples tested by Brandeis University’s Massachusetts Drug Supply Data Stream, including both Xylazine and Fentanyl.
  • Bureau of Substance Addiction Services Treatment Data: This dashboard reports on people who received services for substance use disorders. Information on these pages represent data reported to BSAS by service providers that have a contract with BSAS. Data available include demographics of individuals served, services provided, and the primary substances for which services were targeted.

Other Data Related to Overdose

  • Date Brief- Characteristics of Non-Fatal Overdose among MA residents 2013-2021 (PDF) | (DOCX): This data brief focuses on the surveillance of non-fatal opioid overdoses where medical treatment was sought by EMS and/or in the hospital.
  • Stimulant-Related Data among Massachusetts Residents: This report focuses on the increase in use of healthcare services, overdoses, and deaths involving stimulants. This report provides a baseline picture of stimulant-related overdoses based on data from three sources: death certificates, Emergency Medical Services, and Emergency Departments.

Biannual Opioid Reports

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