DRUG OVERDOSE & POISONING PREVENTION
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that more than 399,000 people died from overdoses involving any opioid, including prescription and illicit opioids from 1999-2017.
70,237 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in 2017, alone.
In Tarrant County, Texas, the overdose mortality rate in 2016 was SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER compared to 2008, 2010 and 2013. (Tarrant County Public Health - 2019 Data Brief)