Rx Drug Abuse Facts & Statistics

Information on Opioid Drug Overdose in Wyoming

A major concern surrounding prescription drug abuse is overdose. Below are statistics surrounding opioid drug overdose deaths in Wyoming as reported to the Wyoming Department of Health from 2009-2018.

Year
# of Opioid Dose Deaths
2009
32
2010
45
2011
41
2012
46
2013
47
2014
52
2015
45
2016
46
2017
42
2018
40
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Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults.

CDC Drug Overdose Deaths by State

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analyzes recent causes of death due to drug overdoses. Opioids-primarily synthetic (other than methadone)-are currently the main driver of overdose deaths. The CDC tracks information on each state's overdose rates. Learn more about Wyoming and other states from the CDC.

Wyoming Department of Health Publications and Reports

The Wyoming Department of Health Substance Abuse and Tobacco Prevention Program provides comprehensive data on alcohol and tobacco use. It also provides information on prescribing opioids, prescription drug abuse, and opioid overdose deaths in Wyoming.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Find the latest research on drugs of abuse and up-to-date data and statistics from the lead federal agency supporting scientific research on drug use and its consequences.

Office of National Drug Control Policy

The Office of National Drug Control Policy is a component of the Executive Office of the President. Its mission is to reduce substance use disorder and its consequences by coordinating the nation's drug control policy. The office provides information on grants, drug control strategies, community support programs and more.