Overdose Data

Multiple branches across NC DHHS’ Division of Public Health (DPH) generate resources to help keep our partners informed about drug overdose in North Carolina. DPH generates statewide data for the opioid crisis, data on overdoses from other medications and drugs and county-level overdose data. DPH also circulates monthly reports on statewide suspected overdose deaths, fentanyl-positive deaths, and Emergency Department (ED) overdose visits. These monthly surveillance reports are a timely picture of what overdose looked like last month in North Carolina. Many of the other resources are updated quarterly or annually. To receive these updates via email contact us.

The NC Opioid and Substance Use Action Plan Data Dashboard displays the metrics tracked in the North Carolina Opioid and Substance Use Action Plan for the state and individual counties.

Visit the NCDPH Injury and Violence Prevention Branch’s Overdose Data page for monthly surveillance reports, county-level overdose slide sets and data tables on overdose deaths, hospitalizations and ED visits.

If you have any questions or would like to be added to our monthly listserv, please feel free to contact us. After viewing the resources on this page, if you find yourself needing more information on overdose, please review the Injury and Violence Prevention Branch data request policies and procedures for steps on how to make a custom data request.