The opioid overdose epidemic is the worst public health crisis in Pennsylvania, and the nation, in almost a generation. The Wolf Administration takes an all-hands-on deck approach to prevent the disease from happening, rescue those suffering and get Pennsylvanians into treatment. This dashboard provides data behind Pennsylvania's response to the crisis.
Governor Wolf Signs Opioid Epidemic Disaster Declaration
On January 10, 2018, Governor Wolf signed a 90-day statewide disaster declaration to help combat the heroin and opioid overdose epidemic. The declaration is enhancing response, increasing access to treatment and saving Pennsylvania lives. The Opioid Operations Command Center, established as part of the declaration, implements opioid-related initiatives, collects and analyzes data, helps manage federal opioid grants and creates strategic partnerships. The work of the Opioid Operations Command Center relates to three focus areas: prevention, rescue and treatment.
The disaster declaration has been renewed by the Governor every 90 days since January 2018 . Each renewal allows for the continuation of the Opioid Operations Command Center’s efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. Read more about Governor Wolf's opioid disaster declaration and the progress that has been made since the initial declaration was signed.
Estimated PA Drug Overdose Deaths
Pennsylvania is making progress and preliminary data is showing a decline in drug overdose deaths, but there is more work to do. Pennsylvania continues to focus on saving lives, expanding treatment access and getting patients into treatment. The crisis has built over decades, and while it will take time to end this epidemic, there is hope. Pennsylvanians should continue to have hope for our families, for our communities and for patients who need treatment for the disease of addiction.
NOTE: Preliminary overdose death data includes any fatal drug overdose, except for alcohol-only overdose deaths. “No Value” count indicates that the county’s preliminary overdose death count is not available because it is between 1 and 5.
Check out all of Pennsylvania's most recent data, by county, below. Choose a measure from the dropdown box above the map, and click or hover on a county within the map to view corresponding data. Don't know where the county you're looking for is? Type it in the "Highlight a County" box to isolate it in the map. (Note: 2016 is the most recent data for the majority of these measures. The only 2017 data included in this map is "Number of successful naloxone reversals.")
Regional Opioid Data
- Philadelphia Department of Public Health Opioid Surveillance Data
- Allegheny County Department of Human Services Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths Data
- Appalachian Regional Commission and NORC at the University of Chicago Overdose Mapping Tool
- OverdoseFreePA is a partnership between Pennsylvania Overdose Prevention Technical Assistance Center (TAC), Pennsylvania communities, and six partner organizations. The TAC is based out of the Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Pharmacy, and provides overdose death data, facts and other resources to fight the opioid crisis.
Get Help Now
Are you or someone you know suffering from a prescription drug or heroin problem? We can help.
Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) for information about treatment resources. Your call is completely confidential. This hotline, staffed by trained professionals, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is available in both English and Spanish. Not comfortable calling? You can also text 717-216-0905 for assistance.
Anyone in Pennsylvania can get life-saving naloxone from their local pharmacy.
Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine has signed a standing order prescription so that anyone in Pennsylvania can get naloxone. Download a copy of the naloxone standing order.
Drug take-back boxes are available across the state for residents to dispose of unneeded prescriptions.
The availability of drug take-back boxes gets unwanted or unneeded prescription drugs out of homes. Search for prescription drug take-back locations in your county by using either your zip code or your county.