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Opioid Dashboard

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The purpose of the Opioid Dashboard is to be a one-stop shop for all statewide data related to opioid use, misuse, and overdose death prevention.  The collection, analysis, and dissemination of data and information is made possible by the Minnesota Department of Health's Data-Driven Prevention Initiative (DDPI), funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  For questions or contributions, contact Kate Erickson at or 651-201-5483.

To learn more about what is happening statewide visit Opioid Misuse, Substance Use Disorder, and Overdose Prevention.

Throughout the dashboard, click on top italicized indicator to expand the section to view additional indicators, narrative and special topics, data analysis with trends and comparisons when available, strengths and limitations of the data source(s), resources and downloadable graphs, and prevention and promising practices.

Beyond this Opioid Dashboard, you can visit other Minnesota-government opioid-specific websites such as Department of Human Service's (DHS) Know the Dangers or the Attorney General's Dose of Reality.

Opioid Overdose Death

IndicatorData YearCurrent Data

Opioid Overdose Deaths by Drug Category2016Prescription: 194 Heroin: 150

Nonfatal Overdose

IndicatorData YearCurrent Data

Emergency Room Visits for Opioids20161,109

Use, Misuse, and Substance Use Disorder

IndicatorData YearCurrent Data
2013-201412-17 years: 4% 18-25 years: 8% 26+ years: 3%

Heroin Use2014-201512-17 years: 0.1% 18-25 years: 0.8% 26+ years: 0.4%

Admission to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder201510,332

Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) Percent Capacity06/201789%

Prescribing Practices

IndicatorData YearCurrent Data

Percent MN licensed prescribers enrolled in the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)201639%

Prescribing Rate Among Top 500 Prescribers201521%

Supply, Diversion, and Harm Reduction

IndicatorData YearCurrent Data

Take-Back Locations2016240+

Quantity of Seized Drugs2016Prescriptions:58,645 doses Heroin:5,328g

Co-occurring Conditions

IndicatorData YearCurrent Data
2014Chronic Pain:
736.3 per 100,000
Opioid Use Disorder: 304.3 per 100,000 Mood and Depressive Disorders:
46.0 per 10,000

Non-Fatal Overdoses with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI)2016TBD

New Cases of Hepatitis C (HCV) with Injection Drug Use2016TBD

Opioid Use Hospitalizations Involving Suicidal Ideation201524.7 per 100,000

Infants with NAS/NOWS Diagnosis201660.0 per 10,000

Social Determinants of Health

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