Opioid Data

Washtenaw County has seen an increase in opioid-related deaths. Opioids include prescription painkillers like Oxycontin, fentanyl, methadone, and Vicodin as well as street drugs like heroin.

Opioid Related Overdose Deaths, 2011- 2020, Washtenaw County Residents*

Hover over the interactive graph below to view individual data points.

2019 Opioid-related Deaths Among Washtenaw County Residents*

Month Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Total
Deaths 3 4 6 5 9 4 10 2 5 1 5 6 60

2020 Opioid-related Deaths Among Washtenaw County Residents **

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Total
Deaths 3 3 3 9 14 3 5 4 4 6 3 4 61

Washtenaw County Opioid Reports

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

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  • 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

Washtenaw Health Initiative Opioid Project

The Washtenaw Health Initiative Opioid Project brings together community members, law enforcement, public health, hospitals, community mental health, treatment facilities, and other providers to end the opioid epidemic.

Families Against Narcotics: Washtenaw

Information, resources and support. Meetings are the second Monday each month at 7:00 pm at 2/42 Community Church, 648 Wagner Rd. For more information, see www.familiesagainstnarcotics.org/washtenaw, contact 734-210-9739, or email [email protected].


Learn about local Naloxone resources.

*Source: Emergency department data provided by Michigan Medicine and Saint Joseph Mercy Hospitals. Data are considered provisional until end of year reports complete. These numbers do not include persons who survived their overdose and refused or did not seek or receive medical care. These numbers also do not include emergency department admissions associated with opioids that are not coded as opioid related. Mortality data provided by the Washtenaw County Medical Examiner and the Washtenaw County Health Department. 

In October of 2015, both Michigan Medicine and Saint Joseph Mercy hospitals implemented the newly required ICD-10. These admissions include unintentional and undetermined intent only.

2019 numbers are preliminary.

**Source: Washtenaw County Health Department and Washtenaw County Medical Examiner