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, 2020 – December 31, 2020

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

 

Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
182 647 299,416

 

Historic Data (2013-2020)

 

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

 

Historic Population Based Data (2013 – 2020)

 

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

 

Burlington

 

Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
149 773 233,676

 

Historic Data (2013-2020)

 

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

 

Historic Population Based Data (2013 – 2020)

 

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

 

Camden
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
288 2,382 334,255
Historic Data (2013-2020)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Suspected Overdose Deaths 160 138 191 200 307 327 340  288
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 1,505 1,098 2,493 3,137 2,824  2,382
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 432,969 445,336 473,204 450,072 415,775 367,679 361,813  334,255
Historic Population Based Data (2013 – 2020)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
3,188 3,685 2,659 2,535 1,649 1,562 1,502  1,760
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 337 462 203 163 181  213
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 1.18 1.14 1.07 1.13 1.22 1.39 1.4  1.52
Cape May
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
63 261 68,032
Historic Data (2013-2020)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Suspected Overdose Deaths 30 24 32 32 59 43 59 63
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 169 226 249 228 266  261
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 100,413 100,150 105,264 95,816 87,167 75,622 70,541 68,032
Historic Population Based Data (2013 – 2020)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
3.184 3,955 2,943 2,927 1,579 2,176 1,586 1,453
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 557 415 374 410 359  351
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 0.95 0.95 0.89 0.98 1.07 1.24 1.35  1.35
Cumberland
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
76 558 102,717
Historic Data (2013-2020)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Suspected Overdose Deaths 22 27 38 53 75 112 91 76
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 178 283 461 688 521  558
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 141,118 144,222 152,874 142,201 133,576 116,128 107,133  102,717
Historic Population Based Data (2013 – 2020)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
7,096 5,781 4,075 2,893 2,023 1,362 1,676  1,934
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 870 542 329 222 293  263
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 1.11 1.08 1.01 1.08 1.14 1.31 1.42  1.43
Essex
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
356 1,688 248,753
Historic Data (2013-2020)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Suspected Overdose Deaths 132 114 146 271 370 368 428  356
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 481 1,131 1,675 1,613 1,664  1,688
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 331,097 347,179 387,274 368,828 350,336 304,498 280,123  248,753
Historic Population Based Data (2013 – 2020)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
5,961 6,921 5,414 2,925 2,151 2,196 1,889  2,249
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 1,643 701 475 501 486 474
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 2.38 2.27 2.04 2.15 2.27 2.65 2.89  3.22
Gloucester
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
129 587 177,876
Historic Data (2013-2020)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Suspected Overdose Deaths 71 51 65 88 123 144 138  129
Naloxone Administrations N/A N/A 452 574 797 674 677  587
Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 282,090 300,495 294,806 265,057 239,025 206,348 184,810  177,876
Historic Population Based Data (2013 – 2020)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
4,081 5,697 4,474 3,303 2,365 2,029 2,117 2,273
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 643 506 365 434 432  500
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 1.03 0.97 0.99 1.10 1.22 1.42 1.58 1.65
Hudson
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
179 798 175,601

 

Historic Data (2013-2020)

 

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

 

Historic Population Based Data (2013 – 2020)

 

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

 

Hunterdon
Suspected Overdose Deaths Naloxone Administrations Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed
19 81 40,770

 

Historic Data (2013-2020)

 

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

 

Historic Population Based Data (2013 – 2020)

 

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

 

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