Opioid Deaths in Oregon
Oregon has one of the highest rates of prescription opioid misuse in the nation; more drug poisoning deaths involve prescription opioids than any other type of drug, including alcohol, methamphetamines, heroin and cocaine. An average of 3 Oregonians die every week from prescription opioid overdose, and many more develop opioid use disorder.
Partners across Oregon are working to reduce this epidemic. We have made recent progress, but there is more work to be done.