New Jersey Overdose Data Dashboard

Overdose Data Dashboard

This dashboard uses interactive data visualizations to display opioid and other drug-related overdose indicators for public health practitioners, researchers, policy-makers, and the public. Data for these indicators were obtained from multiple sources, including the Department of Health, the Division of Consumer Affairs, the Office of the Attorney General and other law enforcement bodies. Explore the dashboard to learn about the opioid epidemic and other drug-related indicators.

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Overdose Prevention Resources

The New Jersey Department of Health is committed to supporting communities in preventing fatal overdose. Below, you can find health information and resources for services and supplies to prevent overdose. If you or a loved one needs naloxone, here is a list of pharmacies with access to free naloxone. You can also text/call 1-877-4NARCAN or click here to obtain a naloxone kit anonymously, for free, through the mail.

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NJSUDORS Overdose Mortality Data Explorer

This data exploration tool displays interactive charts and maps of drug overdose deaths by New Jersey residents. The annual data from the New Jersey State Unintentional Drug Overdose Reporting System (SUDORS) cover 2012 to 2022 and can be compared by geography, demographics, and substances involved. These data are compiled from death certificates and medical examiner's reports with detailed toxicology findings. Because of differing data sources and methodologies, the figures reported on this dashboard may not match other sources of OD death data, for example from the Office of the Chief State Medical Examiner. Future expansion of this tool will include greater detail on the victims and circumstances of fatal overdose.

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Naloxone Administrations

This dashboard displays naloxone administrations by emergency medical services (EMS) and law enforcement (LE) using data from the Department of Health Office of EMS and NJ State Police.

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Drug-related Hospital Visits

This dashboard displays emergency department visits and inpatient hospitalizations caused by non-fatal acute poisonings due to the effects of drugs, regardless of intent.

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Drug-related Deaths

Death data comes from the Office of the Chief State Medical Examiner. It includes drug mentions in drug-related overdose deaths suspected overdoses by county of incidence.

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New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program

The New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) is a statewide database that tracks controlled dangerous substances and human growth hormones dispensed in outpatient settings in NJ and out-of-state pharmacies dispensing into NJ. This tool can be used to reduce prescription drug misuse and diversion by allowing providers to view patients’ prescribing histories prior to prescribing medications.

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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) occurs in a newborn who was exposed to certain substances while in the womb. NAS is most commonly associated with opioids, such as heroin, oxycodone, methadone, and buprenorphine.

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Viral Hepatitis

Hepatitis B and C are viruses that are found in the blood and are spread person to person. These viruses spread mainly when blood and other body fluids infected with the hepatitis virus enters the body of a person who is not infected. The most common routes of transmission for hepatitis B and C include sharing needles, syringes and drug equipment; being born to an infected mother; or having sexual contact with an infected person. The data presented in this dashboard are from the Communicable Disease Reporting and Surveillance System (CDRSS) and includes both acute and chronic hepatitis B and C.  Viral hepatitis data is also available on the NJDOH Communicable Disease Service website and on the New Jersey State Health Assessment Data website.

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Substance Use Treatment

Treatment statistics are derived from the New Jersey Substance Abuse Monitoring System (NJSAMS) of the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DHMAS). NJSAMS contains administrative data on clients who receive substance use treatment in New Jersey and is used by all licensed substance use treatment providers in New Jersey.


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Last Reviewed: 2/28/2024