Opioid Data for MetroWest

Data current as of February 2020

March 02, 2020

According to data from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, MetroWest experienced a 64% increase in the number of opioid-related overdose deaths from 2017 to 2018 (from 53 to 87 confirmed deaths). This was a greater increase than was seen across the state for those years.

Emergency medical service (EMS) incident data captured by the Department of Public Health also show a slight increase in opioid-related EMS incidents across the region. The database shows 554 incidents in the first three-quarters of 2019, compared to 720 incidents in all of 2018.

Individual MetroWest community opioid-related overdose death data is available here.

Town-level EMS incident data is available here.

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