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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.

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

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.

You can also visit the Department of Human Service's (DHS) Know the Dangers for more opioid-specific information.

Opioid Overdose Death

IndicatorData Year Current Data

Opioid Overdose Deaths by Drug Category2017Prescription: 195* Heroin: 111 Synthetics: 184^

Nonfatal Overdose

IndicatorData Year Current Data

Emergency Room Visits for Heroin Overdoses20181,132

Emergency Room Visits for Opioid (Excluding Heroin) Overdoses2018831

Use, Misuse, and Substance Use Disorder

IndicatorData Year Current 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 Year Current Data

MN licensed prescribers enrolled in the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)201823,035

Prescribing Rate Among Top 500 Prescribers201822.6%

Supply, Diversion, and Harm Reduction

IndicatorData Year Current Data

Take-Back Locations2019240+

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

Co-occurring Conditions

IndicatorData Year Current 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

New Cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) with Injection Drug Use201726 Cases

Social Determinants of Health

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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). 

Updated Wednesday, 06-Feb-2019 08:40:42 CST