No significant reduction seen in opioid overdose deaths with implementation of evidence-based practice strategies

Lower odds of fatal OD seen with filling naloxone prescription, receiving methadone or buprenorphine, receiving behavioral health assessment or crisis services

Experiencing overdose loss linked to greater odds of viewing addiction as an extremely or very important policy issue

Finding seen among Black people with overdose deaths in Pennsylvania versus White people

Declines not spread equally everywhere -- some states experienced another year of increases of fatal ODs

Highest rates seen among children of non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native individuals

One-third of those say their lives were disrupted by the overdose death

During the same time period, there was a decrease seen in the percentage of overdose deaths with evidence of injection

Mortality ratio increased about threefold for pregnant and postpartum women aged 35 to 44 years