NJ Cares Data by County

NJ CARES

A Real-Time Dashboard of Opioid-Related Data and Information

Opioid Epidemic

Kelly Levy, Acting Director

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

Opioid-Related Data
Date Range: 
January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022

Atlantic
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
255 1,031 155,423
Historic Data (2013-2023)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Suspected Overdose Deaths 84 88 85 171 169 190 180 216 188 255 179
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 439 800 955 895 820 727 789 1,031 909
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 241,343 247,839 260,856 240,168 220,025 189,435 179,509 171,123 166,056 155,423 145,250
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2023)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
3,266 3,098 3,182 1,566 1,576 1,421 1,500 1,217 1,398 1,031 1,468
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 616 335 279 302 329 362 333 255 289
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 1.69 1.81
Bergen

 

Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
130 633 256,259

 

Historic Data (2013-2023)

 

  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Suspected Overdose Deaths 91 81 85 99 129 141 162  182 220 186 130
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 331 457 613 677 768 647 680 672 633
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 442,151 446,614 474,269 446,233 413,016 366,699 342,048  299,416 286,765 273,266 256,259

 

Historic Population Based Data (2013-2023)

 

  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
10,112 11,404 10,906 9,384 7,237 6,726 5,854 5,112 4,229 5,002 7,157
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 2,801 2,033 1,523 1,401 1,235 1,438 1,368 1,385 1,470
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 3.40 3.63

 

Burlington

 

Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
128 566 205,094

 

Historic Data (2013-2023)

 

  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Suspected Overdose Deaths 70 75 87 96 149 159 164  149 162 151 128
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 556 653 914 1,023 802  773 669 605 566
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 325,792 333,887 361,681 340,082 309,524 269,195 251,873  233,676 225,749 214,512 205,094

 

Historic Population Based Data (2013-2023)

 

  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
6,412 5,976 5,137 4,647 2,988 2,821 2,735 2,997 2,757 2,958 3,489
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 804 683 487 439 559  578 668 738 789
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 2.08 2.18

 

Camden
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
326 1,769 283,886
Historic Data (2013-2023)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Suspected Overdose Deaths 160 138 191 200 307 327 340  288 335 354 326
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 1,505 1,098 2,493 3,137 2,824  2,382 1,989 2,041 1,769
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 432,969 445,336 473,204 450,072 415,775 367,679 361,813  334,255 320,701 296,722 283,886
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2023)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
3,188 3,685 2,659 2,535 1,649 1,562 1,502  1,760 1,513 1,432 1,555
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 337 462 203 163 181  213 255 248 286
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 1.71 1.79
Cape May
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
33 163 54,153
Historic Data (2013-2023)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Suspected Overdose Deaths 30 24 32 32 59 43 59 63 63 44 33
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 169 226 249 228 266  261 253 210 163
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 100,413 100,150 105,264 95,816 87,167 75,622 70,541 68,032 63,496 59,443 54,153
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2023)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
3.184 3,955 2,943 2,927 1,579 2,176 1,586 1,453 1,453 2,081 2,774
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 557 415 374 410 359  351 362 436 562
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 1.54 1.69
Cumberland
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
76 859 88,350
Historic Data (2013-2022)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Suspected Overdose Deaths 22 27 38 53 75 112 91 76 68 76 76
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 178 283 461 688 521  558 478 431 859
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 141,118 144,222 152,874 142,201 133,576 116,128 107,133  102,717 100,002 92,596 88,350
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2022)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
7,096 5,781 4,075 2,893 2,023 1,362 1,676  1,934 2,162 1,934 1,934
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 870 542 329 222 293  263 308 341 171
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 1.59 1.66
Essex
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
447 2,837 212,902
Historic Data (2013-2023)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Suspected Overdose Deaths 132 114 146 271 370 368 428  356 407 450 447
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 481 1,131 1,675 1,613 1,664  1,688 2,085 2,852 2,837
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 331,097 347,179 387,274 368,828 350,336 304,498 280,123  248,753 243,920 230,033 212,902
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2023)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
5,961 6,921 5,414 2,925 2,151 2,196 1,889  2,249 1,967 1,779 1,791
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 1,643 701 475 501 486 474 384 281 282
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 3.48 3.76
Gloucester
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
82 379 173,965
Historic Data (2013-2023)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Suspected Overdose Deaths 71 51 65 88 123 144 138  129 110 87 82
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 452 574 797 674 677  587 568 461 379
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 282,090 300,495 294,806 265,057 239,025 206,348 184,810  177,876 176,291 173,833 173,965
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2023)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
4,081 5,697 4,474 3,303 2,365 2,029 2,117 2,273 2,666 3,371 3,576
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 643 506 365 434 432  500 516 636 774
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 1.69 1.69
Hudson
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
186 1,251 147,543

 

Historic Data (2013-2023)

 

  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Suspected Overdose Deaths 77 64 107 127 141 174 179 179 207 167 186
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 202 476 693 910 847 798 1,116 1,126 1,251
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 239,632 257,239 284,176 267,161 252,494 217,694 197,904  175,601 170,163 159,248 147,543

 

Historic Population Based Data (2013-2023)

 

  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
8,535 10,320 6,213 5,267 4,772 3,975 3,864  3,752 3,245 4,022 3,611
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 3,291 1,405 971 760 817  842 602 597 537
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 4.22 4.55

 

Hunterdon
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
11 65 35,773

 

Historic Data (2013-2023)

 

  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Suspected Overdose Deaths 8 12 14 20 22 19 13  19 30 18 11
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 58 58 77 75 83  81 64 61 65
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 62,314 62,132 65,882 59,559 54,572 47,741 44,257 40,770 39,924 37,440 35,773

 

Historic Population Based Data (2013-2023)

 

  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
15,798 10,487 8,957 6,233 5,665 6,582 9,620  6,568 4,160 6,933 11,345
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 2,162 2,149 1,619 1,667 1,507  1,541 1,950 2,046 1.920
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 3.33 3.49

 

Mercer
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
108 603 135,561
Historic Data (2013-2023)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Suspected Overdose Deaths 48 44 59 59 106 138 115  128 138 108 108
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 333 388 504 583 534  574 529 584 603
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 214,704 223,748 242,195 219,365 200,533 177,328 170,520 156,434 152,290 143,567 135,561
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2023)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
7,698 8,387 6,243 6,238 3,477 2,715 3,259  2,869 2,661 3,400 3,400
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 1,106 949 731 643 702  640 694 629 609
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 2.56 2.71
Middlesex
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
145 862 239,975
Historic Data (2013-2023)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Suspected Overdose Deaths 85 114 106 182 235 204 206  220 254 209 145
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 535 741 1,142 1,093 1117  1,088 965 999 862
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 415,971 410,090 420,999 392,706 371,591 335,385 312,026  275,314 269,827 252,805 239,975
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2023)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
9,669 7,231 7,791 4,538 3,522 4,131 4,091  3,740 3,239 3,937 5,674
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 1,544 1,115 725 771 755  756 853 824 954
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 3.25 3.43
Monmouth
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
135 900 252,496
Historic Data (2013-2023)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Suspected Overdose Deaths 85 111 122 164 172 215 187  186 174 151 135
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 453 714 671 968 760  850 951 990 900
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 426,892 428,833 431,993 401,916 371,731 329,159 313,895  281,654 279,639 268,450 252,496
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2023)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
7,376 5,636 5,117 3,801 3,618 2,913 3,349 3,325 3,554 4,095 4,581
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 1,378 873 927 647 824  728 650 625 687
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 1.47 1.46 1.45 1.55 1.67 1.90 2  2.20 2.21 2.30 2.45
Morris
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
69 320 150,754
Historic Data (2013-2023)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Suspected Overdose Deaths 46 51 44 71 89 88 86  99 84 64 69
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 97 211 371 404 321  339 354 398 320
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 253,278 255,018 267,462 243,692 231,540 204,760 191,484  169,512 167,166 159,911 150,754
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2023)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
10,785 9,706 11,237 6,985 5,553 5,678 5,810 4,960 5,846 7,673 7,117
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 5,097 2,341 1,332 1,237 1,557  1,449 1,387 1,234 1,535
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 3.07 3.26
Ocean
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
168 677 285,015
Historic Data (2013-2023)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Suspected Overdose Deaths 154 132 157 253 189 219 204 245 242 186 168
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 624 977 621 811 752  891 880 748 677
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 454,390 450,508 483,061 450,466 417,019 365,341 344,341  324,530 319,639 301,812 285,015
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2023)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
3,779 4,428 3,740 2,336 3,151 2,730 2,931  2,507 2,538 3,302 3,656
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 941 605 959 737 795  689 698 821 907
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 2.04 2.16
Passaic
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
134 751 136,815
Historic Data (2013-2023)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Suspected Overdose Deaths 64 61 83 108 131 182 171  185 155 143 134
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 180 389 703 768 846  741 606 799 751
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 244,285 256,722 274,370 249,572 228,643 198,258 185,356 168,052 157,427 147,066 136,815
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2023)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
7,875 8,275 6,079 4,665 3,845 2,817 2,998  2,705 3,228 3,499 3,734
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 2,803 1,295 716 667 606  675 826 626 666
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 3.40 3.66
Salem
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
28 154 28,420
Historic Data (2013-2023)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Suspected Overdose Deaths 5 7 18 18 19 31 43  36 25 22 28
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 70 98 147 168 185 195 156 154 154
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 56,809 58,113 59,641 55,123 51,196 42,897 37,535  36,149 34,135 31,615 28,420
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2023)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
12,958 9,190 3,540 3,511 3,307 2,026 1,460  1,735 2,498 2,839 2,230
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 910 645 427 374 339  320 400 406 406
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 1.98 2.20
Somerset
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
31 204 81,292
Historic Data (2013-2023)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Suspected Overdose Deaths 32 33 35 44 49 50 47  63 56 50 31
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 138 217 250 223 225  268 233 239 204
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 153,489 156,461 163,041 155,433 141,565 123,230 101,291  90,223 88,180 85,510 81,292
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2023)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
10,282 9,980 9,419 7,500 6,749 6,709 7,137  5,227 5,881 6,587 10,624
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 2,389 1,521 1,323 1,504 1,491  1,229 1,413 1,378 1,614
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 3.85 4.05
Sussex
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
23 66 58,806
Historic Data (2013-2023)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Suspected Overdose Deaths 13 17 25 36 36 34 41  48 32 28 23
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 50 74 146 127 121  119 115 95 66
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 90,629 90,600 89,363 81,932 81,085 72,476 70,329  65,386 63,630 60,635 58,806
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2023)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
11,201 8,505 5,720 3,943 3,922 4,167 3,456  2,917 4,375 5,000 6,087
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 2,860 1,918 967 1,116 1,171  1,176 1,217 1,474 2,121
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 2.31 2.38
Union
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
95 862 144,404
Historic Data (2013-2023)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Suspected Overdose Deaths 45 47 67 98 131 138 147  143 145 114 95
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 276 438 709 830 851 736 789 857 862
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 267,683 250,763 265,456 249,316 226,862 196,202 187,039  165,992 160,401 152,910 144,404
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2023)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
12,139 11,666 8,214 5,646 4,329 4,086 3,836  3,884 3,830 4,872 5,486
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 1,994 1,263 783 679 663  755 704 648 644
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 3.63 3.85
Warren
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
27 126 47,733
Historic Data (2013-2023)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Suspected Overdose Deaths 14 13 21 31 36 30 20  36 28 30 27
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 96 104 142 185 120  134 116 99 126
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 79,413 80,568 82,997 77,635 69,855 60,570 56,982 52,057 52,489 51,323 47,733
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2023)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
7,636 8,230 5,083 3,422 2,941 3,560 5,340  2,934 3,772 3,521 3,912
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 1,112 1,020 746 577 890  788 911 1,067 838
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 2.06 2.21