Estimates of the death toll as a result of overdose of opioids in the United States is 57,000 to 60,000 persons per year, or as Attorney General Jeff Sessions reported, "One American dies of a drug overdose every 11 seconds..."
On August 23rd, 2017, ABC News "Nightline" worked to tell the stories of addiction and take an accurate reading of the fatalities across the country. ISDS and a selection of our members collaborated with Emmy-Award winning producer, Durrell Dawson to help tell the story.
ISDS offers multiple resources for public health professionals.
Our Knowledge Repository has several articles and webinars related to opioid surveillance.
Our discussion forum includes an Opioid Surveillance Discussion group.
ISDS has created an Overdose Surveillance Committee, open to anyone who creates an account on this website and joins the group.
Our Annual Conference will feature some of the newest research on the crisis.
Additionally, our 2016 Conference Abstracts are available for review in the Online Journal of Public Health Informatics.
You are welcome and encouraged to register with ISDS as a guest (no fee) or member ($50) to support the work of ISDS, join in the discussion and take advantage of our resources.
CDC Opioid Microsite
The map on our main page detailing the changes in opioid prescribing in the United States is courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and is from "Vital Sign: Changes in Opioid Prescribing in the United States, 2006 - 2015", Gery P. Guy, Jr, PhD, et. al.