Overdoses

Deaths from drug poisoning have become the leading cause of injury death in Florida.
The fatal effects of a drug overdose can be reversed through the administration of Naloxone. Many states, including Florida, distribute Naloxone to medical professionals and lay individuals. Increasing distribution of Naloxone in Florida would help reduce the number of fatal drug overdoses in the state.


Substances displayed for non-fatal overdose emergency department visits and hospitalizations are not mutually exclusive.
Total Non-fatal Overdose Emergency Department Visits, Florida
Data Source: Agency for Health Care Administration
Total Non-fatal Overdose Hospitalizations, Florida
Data Source: Agency for Health Care Administration
Fatal Overdoses, Florida
Data Source: Florida Department of Law Enforcement
All Drug Overdose Annual AADR (Per 100,000 persons)
This indicator will be shown if data is complete for all four quarters of the year and at least 51 counties have rates greater than zero.
       
Overdoses, Florida
IndicatorMeasureYearJanuary-March (Provisional)April-June (Provisional)July-September (Provisional)October-December (Provisional)Year-to-Date (Provisional)
Fatal Overdoses
Opioid Overdose Deaths  Count2021
1,510
1,725
3,235
Drug Overdose Deaths  Count2021
3,346
3,798
7,144
Opioid Overdose Annual Age-Adjusted Death Rate  Per 100,000 persons2020
29.9
Drug Overdose Annual Age-Adjusted Death Rate  Per 100,000 persons2020
36.0
Emergency Medical Service Responses to Drug Overdoses
Emergency Medical Service Responses to a Suspected Opioid-involved Overdose  Count2021
9,750
11,137
10,927
10,566
42,380
Emergency Medical Service Responses to a Suspected Drug Overdose Including Opioids  Count2021
25,247
28,420
27,369
25,855
106,891
All Drug Non-fatal Overdose Emergency Department Visits
All Drug Non-fatal Overdose Emergency Department Visits  Count2021
11,918
13,375
12,813
12,697
50,803
Unintentional/Undetermined Non-fatal Drug Overdose Emergency Department Visits  Count2021
9,977
11,316
10,872
10,654
42,819
Intentional Self-harm Non-fatal Drug Overdose Emergency Department Visits  Count2021
1,948
2,058
1,952
2,050
8,008
Opioid-Involved Non-fatal Overdose Emergency Department Visits  Count2021
5,424
6,152
6,051
5,913
23,540
Unintentional/Undetermined Non-fatal Opioid-involved Non-fatal Overdose Emergency Department Visits  Count2021
5,269
5,976
5,871
5,733
22,849
Intentional Self-harm Non-fatal Opioid-involved Non-fatal Overdose Emergency Department visits  Count2021
154
174
181
178
687
Heroin-Involved Non-fatal Overdose Emergency Department Visits  Count2021
1,879
1,912
1,744
1,491
7,026
Unintentional/undetermined Non-fatal Heroin-involved Non-fatal Overdose Emergency Department Visits  Count2021
1,850
1,874
1,699
1,461
6,884
Intentional Self-harm Non-fatal Heroin-involved Non-fatal Overdose Emergency Department Visits  Count2021
28
39
45
30
142
Stimulant-involved Non-fatal Overdose Emergency Department Visits  Count2021
546
786
610
622
2,564
Unintentional/Undetermined Non-fatal Stimulant-involved Non-fatal Overdose Emergency Department Visits  Count2021
485
716
555
540
2,296
Intentional Self-harm Non-fatal Stimulant-involved Non-fatal Overdose Emergency Department Visits  Count2021
57
69
55
81
262
All Drug Non-fatal Overdose Hospitalizations
All Drug Non-fatal Overdose Hospitalizations  Count2021
6,940
7,490
6,857
6,996
28,283
Unintentional/Undetermined Non-fatal Drug Overdose Hospitalizations  Count2021
4,441
4,988
4,365
4,491
18,285
Intentional Self-harm Non-fatal Drug Overdose Hospitalizations  Count2021
2,571
2,564
2,559
2,585
10,279
Opioid-involved Non-fatal Overdose Hospitalizations  Count2021
2,044
2,261
2,008
2,130
8,443
Unintentional/Undetermined Non-fatal Opioid-involved Non-fatal Overdose Hospitalizations  Count2021
1,780
1,948
1,728
1,830
7,286
Intentional Self-harm Non-fatal Opioid-involved Non-fatal Overdose Hospitalizations  Count2021
272
315
285
305
1,177
Heroin-involved Non-fatal Overdose Hospitalizations  Count2021
401
442
353
360
1,556
Unintentional/Undetermined Non-fatal Heroin-involved Non-fatal Overdose Hospitalizations  Count2021
355
392
319
313
1,379
Intentional Self-harm Non-fatal Heroin-involved Non-fatal Overdose Hospitalizations  Count2021
46
49
34
47
176
Stimulant-involved Non-fatal Overdose Hospitalizations  Count2021
1,157
1,345
1,125
1,084
4,711
Unintentional/Undetermined Non-fatal Stimulant-involved Non-fatal Overdose Hospitalizations  Count2021
1,022
1,221
984
952
4,179
Intentional Self-harm Non-fatal Stimulant-involved Non-fatal Overdose Hospitalizations  Count2021
135
122
140
134
531
Poison Information Network Calls
Florida Poison Information Network Calls Related to Opioids  Count2022
539
542
1,081
Health Services
Naloxone Administered  Count2021
9,307
10,707
11,975
12,625
44,614
     Naloxone Administered by EMSCount2021
6,960
7,950
9,036
9,362
33,308
     Naloxone Administered Prior to EMSCount2021
1,530
1,908
2,163
2,276
7,877
     Naloxone Administration Not Applicable/Not RecordedCount2021
817
849
776
987
3,429