Opioid Deaths in Oregon
Oregon has one of the highest rates of prescription opioid misuse in the nation. Prescription opioids are one of the biggest contributors to drug overdose deaths; an average of 3 Oregonians die every week from prescription opioid overdose. Many more Oregonians develop opioid use disorder and/or dependency.
Partners across Oregon are working to reduce this epidemic. We have made recent progress, but there is more work to be done.