Opiod Overdose ER Visits Increasing In Indiana

Over a five year span, Vanderburgh County is seeing an upward trend in non-fatal overdoses.

According to the Indiana State Department Of Health, overdoses sending a person to the emergency room have increased at a rate of 60% since 2011. Those are the cases where the patient survives.

Another number on the rise is the number of deadly overdoses. According to the department of health, the amount of deaths rose by an average of 3.5% each year, during the last five years.

In Vanderburgh County, the amount of non-fatal overdoses is on an upward trend. 

In 2011, 18.9 out of 100,000 people suffered an overdose causing an emergency room visit in Vanderburgh County. Five years later in 2016, that number grew to 22 out of every 100,000 people.

Those numbers are trending downward in Warrick County. 

In 2011, 16.6 out of 100,000 people suffered an overdose causing an emergency room visit in Warrick County. That number went down to 14.5 by 2016.

The state average of non-fatal overdoses sat just below 30 out of every 100,000 people in 2011. That number grew to nearly 50 in 2016.

You can find the full report, which includes reports by each county in Indiana here.


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