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Opioid Epidemic

Kelly Levy, Acting Director

Suspected Drug Related Deaths, Naloxone Administrations and PMP Data By County

Opioid-Related Data
Date Range: 
January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021

Atlantic
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
188 789 166,056
Historic Data (2013-2021)
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Suspected Overdose Deaths 84 88 85 171 169 190 180 216 188
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 439 800 955 895 820 727 789
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 241,343 247,839 260,856 240,168 220,025 189,435 179,509 171,123 166,056
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2021)
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
3,266 3,098 3,182 1,566 1,576 1,421 1,500 1,217 1,398
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 616 335 279 302 329 362 333
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 1.18 1.14 1.07 1.13 1.22 1.42 1.5 1.54 1.58
Bergen
 

Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
220 680 286,765

 

Historic Data (2013-2021)

 

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Suspected Overdose Deaths 91 81 85 99 129 141 162  182 220
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 331 457 613 677 768 647 680
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 442,151 446,614 474,269 446,233 413,016 366,699 342,048  299,416 286,765

 

Historic Population Based Data (2013-2021)

 

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
10,112 11,404 10,906 9,384 7,237 6,726 5,854 5,112 4,229
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 2,801 2,033 1,523 1,401 1,235 1,438 1,368
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 2.08 2.07 1.95 2.08 2.26 2.59 2.77  3.11 3.24

 

Burlington

 

Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
162 669 225,749

 

Historic Data (2013-2021)

 

  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Suspected Overdose Deaths 70 75 87 96 149 159 164  149 162
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 556 653 914 1,023 802  773 669
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 325,792 333,887 361,681 340,082 309,524 269,195 251,873  233,676 225,749

 

Historic Population Based Data (2013-2021)

 

  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
6,412 5,976 5,137 4,647 2,988 2,821 2,735 2,997 2,757
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 804 683 487 439 559  578 668
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 1.38 1.34 1.24 1.31 1.44 1.67 1.78  1.91 1.98

 

Camden
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
335 1,989 320,701
Historic Data (2013-2021)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Suspected Overdose Deaths 160 138 191 200 307 327 340  288 335
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 1,505 1,098 2,493 3,137 2,824  2,382 1,989
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 432,969 445,336 473,204 450,072 415,775 367,679 361,813  334,255 320,701
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2021)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
3,188 3,685 2,659 2,535 1,649 1,562 1,502  1,760 1,513
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 337 462 203 163 181  213 255
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 1.18 1.14 1.07 1.13 1.22 1.39 1.4  1.52 1.58
Cape May
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
63 253 63,496
Historic Data (2013-2021)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Suspected Overdose Deaths 30 24 32 32 59 43 59 63 63
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 169 226 249 228 266  261 253
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 100,413 100,150 105,264 95,816 87,167 75,622 70,541 68,032 63,496
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2021)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
3.184 3,955 2,943 2,927 1,579 2,176 1,586 1,453 1,453
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 557 415 374 410 359  351 362
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 0.95 0.95 0.89 0.98 1.07 1.24 1.35  1.35 1.44
Cumberland
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
68 478 100,002
Historic Data (2013-2021)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Suspected Overdose Deaths 22 27 38 53 75 112 91 76 68
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 178 283 461 688 521  558 478
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 141,118 144,222 152,874 142,201 133,576 116,128 107,133  102,717 100,002
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2021)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
7,096 5,781 4,075 2,893 2,023 1,362 1,676  1,934 2,162
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 870 542 329 222 293  263 308
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 1.11 1.08 1.01 1.08 1.14 1.31 1.42  1.43 1.47
Essex
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
407 2,085 243,920
Historic Data (2013-2021)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Suspected Overdose Deaths 132 114 146 271 370 368 428  356 407
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 481 1,131 1,675 1,613 1,664  1,688 2,085
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 331,097 347,179 387,274 368,828 350,336 304,498 280,123  248,753 243,920
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2021)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
5,961 6,921 5,414 2,925 2,151 2,196 1,889  2,249 1,967
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 1,643 701 475 501 486 474 384
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 2.38 2.27 2.04 2.15 2.27 2.65 2.89  3.22 3.28
Gloucester
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
110 568 176,291
Historic Data (2013-2021)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Suspected Overdose Deaths 71 51 65 88 123 144 138  129 110
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 452 574 797 674 677  587 568
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 282,090 300,495 294,806 265,057 239,025 206,348 184,810  177,876 176,291
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2021)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
4,081 5,697 4,474 3,303 2,365 2,029 2,117 2,273 2,666
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 643 506 365 434 432  500 516
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 1.03 0.97 0.99 1.10 1.22 1.42 1.58 1.65 1.66
Hudson
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
207 1,116 170,163

 

Historic Data (2013-2021)

 

  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Suspected Overdose Deaths 77 64 107 127 141 174 179 179 207
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 202 476 693 910 847 798 1,116
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 239,632 257,239 284,176 267,161 252,494 217,694 197,904  175,601 170,163

 

Historic Population Based Data (2013-2021)

 

  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
8,535 10,320 6,213 5,267 4,772 3,975 3,864  3,752 3,245
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 3,291 1,405 971 760 817  842 602
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 2.74 2.57 2.34 2.50 2.67 3.18 3.49  3.82 3.95

 

Hunterdon
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
30 64 39,924

 

Historic Data (2013-2021)

 

  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Suspected Overdose Deaths 8 12 14 20 22 19 13  19 30
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 58 58 77 75 83  81 64
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 62,314 62,132 65,882 59,559 54,572 47,741 44,257 40,770 39,924

 

Historic Population Based Data (2013-2021)

 

  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
15,798 10,487 8,957 6,233 5,665 6,582 9,620  6,568 4,160
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 2,162 2,149 1,619 1,667 1,507  1,541 1,950
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 2.03 2.03 1.90 2.09 2.28 2.62 2.83  3.06 3.13

 

Mercer
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
138 529 152,290
Historic Data (2013-2021)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Suspected Overdose Deaths 48 44 59 59 106 138 115  128 138
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 333 388 504 583 534  574 529
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 214,704 223,748 242,195 219,365 200,533 177,328 170,520 156,434 152,290
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2021)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
7,698 8,387 6,243 6,238 3,477 2,715 3,259  2,869 2,661
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 1,106 949 731 643 702  640 694
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 1.72 1.65 1.52 1.68 1.84 2.11 2.2 2.35 2.41
Middlesex
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
254 965 269,827
Historic Data (2013-2021)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Suspected Overdose Deaths 85 114 106 182 235 204 206  220 254
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 535 741 1,142 1,093 1117  1,088 965
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 415,971 410,090 420,999 392,706 371,591 335,385 312,026  275,314 269,827
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2021)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
9,669 7,231 7,791 4,538 3,522 4,131 4,091  3,740 3,239
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 1,544 1,115 725 771 755  756 853
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 1.98 2.01 1.96 2.10 2.23 2.51 2.7  2.99 3.05
Monmouth
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
174 951 279,639
Historic Data (2013-2021)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Suspected Overdose Deaths 85 111 122 164 172 215 187  186 174
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 453 714 671 968 760  850 951
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 426,892 428,833 431,993 401,916 371,731 329,159 313,895  281,654 279,639
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2021)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
7,376 5,636 5,117 3,801 3,618 2,913 3,349 3,325 3,554
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 1,378 873 927 647 824  728 650
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 1.47 1.46 1.45 1.55 1.67 1.90 2  2.20 2.21
Morris
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
84 354 167,166
Historic Data (2013-2021)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Suspected Overdose Deaths 46 51 44 71 89 88 86  99 84
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 97 211 371 404 321  339 354
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 253,278 255,018 267,462 243,692 231,540 204,760 191,484  169,512 167,166
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2021)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
10,785 9,706 11,237 6,985 5,553 5,678 5,810 4,960 5,846
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 5,097 2,341 1,332 1,237 1,557  1,449 1,387
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 1.96 1.94 1.85 2.03 2.13 2.44 2.61  2.90 2.94
Ocean
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
242 880 319,639
Historic Data (2013-2021)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Suspected Overdose Deaths 154 132 157 253 189 219 204 245 242
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 624 977 621 811 752  891 880
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 454,390 450,508 483,061 450,466 417,019 365,341 344,341  324,530 319,639
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2021)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
3,779 4,428 3,740 2,336 3,151 2,730 2,931  2,507 2,538
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 941 605 959 737 795  689 698
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 1.28 1.30 1.22 1.31 1.43 1.64 1.74  1.89 1.92
Passaic
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
155 606 157,427
Historic Data (2013-2021)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Suspected Overdose Deaths 64 61 83 108 131 182 171  185 155
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 180 389 703 768 846  741 606
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 244,285 256,722 274,370 249,572 228,643 198,258 185,356 168,052 157,427
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2021)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
7,875 8,275 6,079 4,665 3,845 2,817 2,998  2,705 3,228
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 2,803 1,295 716 667 606  675 826
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 2.06 1.97 1.84 2.02 2.20 2.59 2.77  2.98 3.18
Salem
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
25 156 34,135
Historic Data (2013-2021)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Suspected Overdose Deaths 5 7 18 18 19 31 43  36 25
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 70 98 147 168 185 195 156
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 56,809 58,113 59,641 55,123 51,196 42,897 37,535  36,149 34,135
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2021)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
12,958 9,190 3,540 3,511 3,307 2,026 1,460  1,735 2,498
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 910 645 427 374 339  320 400
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 1.14 1.11 1.07 1.15 1.23 1.46 1.67  1.73 1.83
Somerset
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
56 233 88,180
Historic Data (2013-2021)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Suspected Overdose Deaths 32 33 35 44 49 50 47  63 56
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 138 217 250 223 225  268 233
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 153,489 156,461 163,041 155,433 141,565 123,230 101,291  90,223 88,180
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2021)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
10,282 9,980 9,419 7,500 6,749 6,709 7,137  5,227 5,881
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 2,389 1,521 1,323 1,504 1,491  1,229 1,413
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 2.14 2.10 2.02 2.12 2.34 2.72 3.31  3.65 3.73
Sussex
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
32 115 63,630
Historic Data (2013-2021)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Suspected Overdose Deaths 13 17 25 36 36 34 41  48 32
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 50 74 146 127 121  119 115
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 90,629 90,600 89,363 81,932 81,085 72,476 70,329  65,386 63,630
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2021)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
11,201 8,505 5,720 3,943 3,922 4,167 3,456  2,917 4,375
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 2,860 1,918 967 1,116 1,171  1,176 1,217
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 1.61 1.60 1.60 1.73 1.74 1.95 2.01  2.14 2.20
Union
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
145 789 160,401
Historic Data (2013-2021)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Suspected Overdose Deaths 45 47 67 98 131 138 147  143 145
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 276 438 709 830 851 736 789
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 267,683 250,763 265,456 249,316 226,862 196,202 187,039  165,992 160,401
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2021)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
12,139 11,666 8,214 5,646 4,329 4,086 3,836  3,884 3,830
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 1,994 1,263 783 679 663  755 704
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 2.04 2.19 2.07 2.22 2.45 2.87 3.01  3.35 3.46
Warren
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
28 116 52,489
Historic Data (2013-2021)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Suspected Overdose Deaths 14 13 21 31 36 30 20  36 28
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 96 104 142 185 120  134 116
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 79,413 80,568 82,997 77,635 69,855 60,570 56,982 52,057 52,489
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2021)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
7,636 8,230 5,083 3,422 2,941 3,560 5,340  2,934 3,772
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 1,112 1,020 746 577 890  788 911
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 1.35 1.33 1.29 1.37 1.52 1.76 1.87  2.03 2.01
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