Data Metric Summary Table

This data metric summary table provides an index of data metrics located on the hub as well as an at-a-glance look at each of the metrics being tracked on the Maine Drug Data Hub. The metrics are divided into the five focus areas of the Maine Opioid Crisis Strategic Action Plan: Leadership, Prevention, Harm Reduction, Treatment, and Recovery.

Each metric on the Maine Drug Data Hub is updated on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis depending on when data reports are compiled and data are released. Located on the data table is the most recent time period for the metric, the most current provisional data, and the most current year-to-date totals. Hyperlinks are provided to direct users to metrics within the hub for further data exploration.


Data Metric Summary Table

MetricFocus AreaAgencyLatest Data SetMost Recent DataYear-to-Date Total
Number of Overdose DeathsLeadershipOCMEQ2 2021148302
Deaths Due to Non-pharmaceutical fentanyl or fentanyl analogsLeadershipOCME2020336336
Grams of Drugs Seized by Maine Drug Enforcement AgencyPreventionMDEADecember 202132934,094
Pharmaceutical Dosage Units Seized by Maine Drug Enforcement AgencyPreventionMDEA20212,4722,472
Drug Arrests Made by Maine Drug Enforcement AgencyPreventionMDEA2021232232
Morphine Milligram Equivalents Prescribed in MainePreventionOBHQ3 2021130,854,039360,779,237
Opioid Prescriptions in MainePreventionOBHQ3 2021160,000463,000
Patients Prescribed Opioids PreventionOBHQ3 202167,000N/A
Doses of State-Supplied Naloxone DistributedHarm ReductionUMaineNovember 20216,21072,408
Total Enrollees in Syringe Access ProgramsHarm ReductionME CDC20205,7305,730
Total Number of Exchanges at Syringe Access ProgramsHarm ReductionME CDC202016,63416,634
Service referrals made by Syringe Access ProgramsHarm ReductionME CDC20202,6072,607
EMS Incidents Requiring Naloxone AdministrationHarm ReductionME EMS20211,7521,752
Suspected Drug Overdose in Maine Emergency Departments (Fatal and Nonfatal)Harm ReductionME CDCQ3 20211,2533,356
Mainers over the age of twelve suffering from substance-use disorderTreatmentNSDUH2016-20188.64%8.64%
MaineCare claims for substance-use disorderTreatmentOBH201922,08022,080
Mainers with substance-use disorder who did not receive treatmentTreatmentNSDUH2016-20188.04%8.04%
The number of Maine Department of Corrections clients receiving Medication-Assisted TreatmentTreatmentMDOC2019115115
Percent of Maine Department of Corrections clients who attended community treatment post incarceration TreatmentMDOC201984%84%
Percent of Maine Department of Corrections clients enrolled in Medication-Assisted Treatment who received naloxone at their releaseTreatmentMDOC2020100%100%
Substance-use education and prevention programs completed by Maine Department of Corrections clientsTreatmentMDOC20201,2081,208
Number of Recovery Community CentersRecoveryOBH20211414
Number of Deaths Caused by Cocaine or Methamphetamine Alone or in Combination with other DrugsLeadershipOCME2020217217
Number of Deaths Caused by Benzodiazepines Alone or in Combination with other DrugsLeadershipOCME20208484
Nonfatal overdoses and naloxone administrations Emergency Departments, Law Enforcement, Public Health, EMS, and Harm Reduction ProgramsHarm ReductionUMaineNovember 20217098,041
Cumulative Opioid Overdose Reversals Reported by Community PartnersHarm ReductionUMaineNovember 20213,2001,876
Monthly Opioid Overdose Reversals Reported by Community PartnersHarm ReductionUMaineNovember 20211951,876
Benzodiazepines Prescriptions in MainePreventionOBHQ3 2021116,020330,290
Patients Prescribed BenzodiazepinesPreventionOBHQ3 202156,953N/A
Syringes Distributed by Syringes Access ProgramsHarm ReductionME CDC20201,666,2801,666,280
Syringes Collected by Syringe Access ProgramsHarm ReductionME CDC20201,310,5241,310,524
Total Syringes Exchanged by Syringe Access ProgramsHarm ReductionME CDC20202,976,8042,976,804
Pounds of Prescription Drugs Collected at MDEA Take Back Day PreventionDEAOctober 202124,78052,120
Suspected and Confirmed Monthly Fatal OverdosesLeadershipOCMENovember 202164578
Distribution of Monthly Drug Deaths by Maine CountyLeadershipOCMENovember 2021VariedVaried
Age Composition of Monthly Overdose DecedentsLeadershipOCMENovember 2021VariedVaried
Sex Composition of Monthly Overdose DecedentsLeadershipOCMENovember 2021VariedVaried
EMS Responding Alone to Fatal OverdosesLeadershipOCMENovember 2021424
Law Enforcement Responding Alone to Fatal OverdosesLeadershipOCMENovember 2021998
EMS and Law Enforcement Co-responding to Fatal OverdosesLeadershipOCMENovember 202150449
Number of Monthly Fatal Overdoses Ruled an AccidentLeadershipOCMENovember 202162551
Number of Monthly Fatal Overdoses Ruled a SuicideLeadershipOCMENovember 2021215
Number of Decedents Administered NaloxoneLeadershipOCMENovember 202123207
Number of Decedents Administered Naloxone by Bystanders OnlyLeadershipOCMENovember 2021634
Number of Decedents Administered Naloxone by Law Enforcement OnlyLeadershipOCMENovember 2021219
Number of Decedents Administered Naloxone by EMS OnlyLeadershipOCMENovember 2021881
Number of Decedents Administered Naloxone by Both EMS and Law EnforcementLeadershipOCMENovember 2021220
Number of Decedents Administered Naloxone by Both EMS and a BystanderLeadershipOCMENovember 2021115
Monthly Number of Nonfatal OverdosesLeadershipUMaineNovember 20217098,041
Opiates prescribed electronically PreventionOBH2020566,686566,686
Opiates prescribed non-electronically PreventionOBH202065,37765,377
Number of Hits on Maine Drug Data HubLeadershipUMaineNovember 202149,035428,645
EMS Response Calls for Overdoses (all drugs)Harm ReductionME EMSDecember 20211,02013,092
EMS Response Calls Where Naloxone Was Administered by CountyHarm ReductionME EMS2021VariousVarious
Number of buprenorphine prescriptionsTreatmentOBHNovember 202129,544N/A
Number of individuals admitted to Maine drug courtsRecoveryOBHQ2 20212450
Number of individuals not admitted to Maine drug courtsRecoveryOBHQ2 20212033
Number of individuals graduating from Maine drug courtsRecoveryOBHQ2 20211531
EMS Incidents Requiring Naloxone Administration, Past 12 MonthsHarm ReductionME EMSDecember 20211201,752
Number of residents admitted into MDOC institutions assessed as having SUD treatment needsTreatmentMDOC2020613613
Percent of residents admitted into MDOC institutions assessed as having SUD treatment needsTreatmentMDOC2020varied by sexvaried by sex
Number of MDOC residents transitioned to the community with a community treatment providerTreatmentMDOC2020532532
Number of MDOC residents active in treatment at a correctional facilityTreatmentMDOC2020186186
Number of individuals admitted to corrections with a primary sentence for a drug crimePreventionMDOC2020127127
Patients Prescribed StimulantsPreventionOBHQ3 202134,570N/A
Number of Stimulant PrescriptionsPreventionOBHQ3 202189,513254,175
Number of Babies born exposed/affected to substancesTreatmentOCFS2020901901
Percent of Babies born exposed/affected to substances by CountyTreatmentOCFS20207.7% Statewide7.7% Statewide
Referrals to community-based SUD treatment by OPTIONS LiaisonsLeadershipOBHSeptember 202149263
Referrals to community-based Recovery Supports by OPTIONS LiaisonsLeadershipOBHSeptember 202141271
Referrals to Syringe Service Programs by OPTIONS LiaisonsLeadershipOBHSeptember 202123118
Referrals to HIV/Hepatitis Testing by OPTIONS LiaisonsLeadershipOBHSeptember 20212086
Referrals to MaineMOM by OPTIONS LiaisonsLeadershipOBHSeptember 202159
Kits of Naloxone Distributed by OPTIONS LiaisonsLeadershipOBHSeptember 2021264909
Number of Peer Run Recovery CentersRecoveryOBH20211111
New Enrollees in Syringe Access ProgramsHarm ReductionME CDC2020707707
Number of monthly refill buprenorphine prescriptionsTreatmentOBHNovember 202121,573N/A
Number of monthly new buprenorphine prescriptionsTreatmentOBHNovember 20218,245N/A
Service referrals made to primary care providers by Syringe Access ProgramsHarm ReductionME CDC20202020
Service referrals to STD. clinics made by Syringe Access ProgramsHarm ReductionME CDC202011
Number of Decedents Year to Date Identified as WhiteLeadershipOCMEJan-Nov 2021540540
Number of Decedents Year to Date Identified as Black of African AmericanLeadershipOCMEJan-Nov 20212020
Number of Decedents Year to Date Identified as American Indian or Alaska NativeLeadershipOCMEJan-Nov 20211111
Number of Decedents Year to Date Identified as Not HispanicLeadershipOCMEJan-Nov 2021560560
Number of Decedents Year to Date Identified as HispanicLeadershipOCMEJan-Nov 202188
Number of Decedents Year to Date with a Military BackgroundLeadershipOCMEJan-Nov 20214040
Number of Decedents Year to Date With Prior Overdose HistoryLeadershipOCMEJan-Nov 2021193193
Number of Decedents Year to Date Experiencing HomelessnessLeadershipOCMEJan-Nov 20215656
Percent of people that attend their first appointment with a community treatment provider after being referred by an OPTIONS LiaisonLeadershipOBHJan-Sep 202191.3% (240 appointments)91.3% (199 appointments)
Number of referrals to OPTIONS liaisons as law enforcement coresponseLeadershipOBHJan-Sep 202136386
Number of referrals to OPTIONS liaisons as post-overdose follow upLeadershipOBHJan-Sep 202198477
Number of referrals to OPTIONS liaisons as proactive referrals by affected others, law enforcement, EMS, or clinical providersLeadershipOBHJan-Sep 202165392
Number of referrals to OPTIONS liaisons as self referralsLeadershipOBHJan-Sep 202147226
Number of trainings conducted by OPTIONS liaisonsLeadershipOBHJan-Sep 202130144
Number of individuals training by OPTIONS liaisonsLeadershipOBHJan-Sep 20214021,281
Monthly Drug Arrests Made by Maine Drug Enforcement PreventionMDEADecember 202110263
Monthly Arrests for Heroin Made by Maine Drug Enforcement PreventionMDEADecember 2021141
Monthly Arrests for Fentanyl Made by Maine Drug Enforcement PreventionMDEADecember 20213101
Monthly Arrests for Cocaine Made by Maine Drug Enforcement PreventionMDEADecember 2021679
Monthly Arrests for Methamphetamine Made by Maine Drug Enforcement PreventionMDEADecember 2021042
Grams of Heroin Seized by Maine Drug Enforcement AgencyPreventionMDEADecember 20216527
Grams of Fentanyl Seized by Maine Drug Enforcement AgencyPreventionMDEADecember 202111810,491
Grams of Cocaine Seized by Maine Drug Enforcement AgencyPreventionMDEADecember 202112611,332
Grams of Cocaine Base Seized by Maine Drug Enforcement AgencyPreventionMDEADecember 2021563,183
Grams of Methamphetamine Seized by Maine Drug Enforcement AgencyPreventionMDEADecember 2021238,561

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