HHS by the Numbers


$9 billion in grants from HHS to states, tribes, and local communities to fight the opioids crisis in FY 2016-2019


substance abuse facilities in the U.S.

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1.27 million Americans are now receiving medication assisted treatment

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4.1% decline in drug overdose deaths in the United States from 2017 to 2018
CDC Mortality Data

CDC Drug Overdose Mortality Data


106% increase in total DATA waived provider - since January 2017 - June 2019


142% increase in medication-assisted treatment patients at HRSA - funded community health centers from 2016 - 2018 

2018 National Health Center Data

In 2018, for the first time in more than two decades, fewer Americans died of drug overdoses than the year before. Science- and community-based efforts to combat the opioid crisis are beginning to make a significant difference. However, there are some disturbing trends, such as rising rates of methamphetamine overdoses, and our work is far from finished. HHS is deeply committed to improving the physical and mental health and well-being of every American as we work to address the evolving crisis.

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HHS Agency-specific Opioid Resources