HHS by the Numbers
4.1% decline in drug overdose deaths in the United States from 2017 to 2018
CDC 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
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.
For accessibility, view the raw data.
HHS Agency-specific Opioid Resources