Opioid Data

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

Opioid Overdoses Among Washtenaw Residents

Opioid Related Deaths and Emergency Department Admissions Associated with Unintentional Opiate Overdoses Among Washtenaw County Residents, 2015-2018*

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Opioid Related Overdose Deaths by Gender, 2011-2017
Washtenaw County Residents*

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2018 Opioid Related Overdose Deaths Among Washtenaw County Residents**

Month Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Total (through July)
Deaths 8 11 7 5 4 7 7 6 55

The total number of opioid related overdose deaths through August 2018 are 33% higher than the first eight months of 2017.

Annual summaries by gender, age and type can be found in Opioid Overdose Deaths among Washtenaw County Residents, 2011 to 2015 (PDF).

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 888-566-0489.
  • 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.


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.

**Preliminary data