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, 2011-2021, Washtenaw County Residents*
Hover over the interactive graph below to view individual data points.
Washtenaw County Opioid Reports
NEW: Community Perspectives on the Michigan System for Opioid Overdose Surveillance (SOS), Sept 2021. Report prepared by UNIFIED HIV & Beyond and Public Health Innovation & Action.
Washtenaw County Health Department’s Opioid Reports provide timely information on opioid-related overdoses, deaths and trends occurring among Washtenaw County residents.
- July 2021 (PDF) - Opioid and non-opioid overdoses deaths
- November 2019 (PDF) - Decreasing Opioid Prescriptions Filled And Increasing Amphetamine Prescriptions Filled
- August 2019 (PDF) - Repeat Overdoses
- April 2019 (PDF) - Opioid Related Poisonings by Zip Code
- Special Edition: The Healing Forest (PDF)- 48 Conversations About the Opioid Epidemic and Community Recovery in Washtenaw County.
- See all Opioid Reports. Note: Reports are not being published during staff transiton and training (3/15/22).
- 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
- The Opioid Epidemic As A Lamp Post Presentation, Oct. 2019: Presentation by Adreanne Waller at 2019 Washtenaw Opioid Summit on Washtenaw County data, trauma, and beyond physical pain management
- Michigan Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Task Force: Report of Findings and Recommendations for Action - from the State of Michigan Office of the Governor, Office of the Attorney General and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
- Drug Poisoning Mortality: United States, 2002 to 2014: Storyboard from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics presents drug poisoning deaths at the national, state, and county levels.
- Annual summaries by gender, age and type can be found in Opioid Overdose Deaths among Washtenaw County Residents, 2011 to 2015 (PDF).
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