Opioid Data

Washtenaw County has seen an increase in opioid-related deathsas well as a continued presence of overdose deaths from other substances.

Opioids are a class of drugs used to reduce pain and are known to be addictive. Examples of opioids include synthetic opioids (e.g. fentanyl and fentanyl analogs), prescription painkillers (e.g. oxycodone, morphine, etc.), and heroin.  

We define non-opioids in this data as any drug or substance not classified as an opioid, such as stimulants (e.g. cocaine, methamphetamine, etc.), alcohol, and non-opioid prescription medications (e.g. anti-depressants, anti-convulsants, acetaminophen, etc.).

Data note: all 2022 and 2023 data is preliminary and will continue to be updated.

2023 Opioid-related Deaths Among Washtenaw County Residents * 

Last updated 1/22/24
Month Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Total
Deaths 6 3 5 8 2 8 4 8 2 2 4 2 54

2022 Opioid-related Deaths Among Washtenaw County Residents*

Month Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Total
Deaths 7 10 6 7 6 7 5 5 9 8 4 6 80

2021 Opioid-related Deaths Among Washtenaw County Residents *

Month Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Total
Deaths 9 2 5 9 6 8 7 2 9 8 5 8 78

Demographics of Opioid Overdose Deaths and EMS Responses, Jan-Dec 2023

Last updated 1/22/24
  Opioid Overdose Deaths* Opioid Overdose EMS Responses**
Count 54 521
Male % 65% 61%
Median Age 42 42
Age Range 16-76 11-97

*Source: Washtenaw County Medical Examiner, Michigan Electronic Death Registration System, and Washtenaw County Health Department

**Source: Emergency Medical Service (EMS) data submitted to Michigan EMS Information System (Mi-EMSIS) accessed through the BioSpatial platform. This data represents EMS responses to different events (or syndromes) as documented by EMS personnel.

Washtenaw County Opioid Reports

Washtenaw County Health Department’s Opioid Reports provide information on opioid-related overdoses, deaths and trends occurring among Washtenaw County residents:

Resources

Treatment

  • Washtenaw County Community Mental Health provides information and crisis services 24/7 including holidays. Call 734-544-3050 or 800-440-7548 at any time.
  • Substance use prevention and treatment services are coordinated by the Community Mental Health Partnership of Southeast Michigan. Call 734-344-6079 or 855-571-0021.
  • For other treatment options, please visit the SAMHSA website. Or, call 800-662-HELP (4357) or 800-487-4889 (TDD). Assistance available in English and Spanish 24/7. You can find treatment providers by address, city, or zip code.

Data & Information

Local Organizations

Naloxone

Learn about local Naloxone resources. See this page from the CDC on how and when to use Naloxone for an opioid overdose.