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 DeathsLeadershipOCMEQ1 2021155155
Deaths Due to Non-pharmaceutical fentanyl or fentanyl analogsLeadershipOCME2020336336
Grams of Drugs Seized by Maine Drug Enforcement AgencyPreventionMDEAFebruary 20211,4132,598
Pharmaceutical Dosage Units Seized by Maine Drug Enforcement AgencyPreventionMDEA20203,5243,524
Drug Arrests Made by Maine Drug Enforcement AgencyPreventionMDEA2020380380
Morphine Milligram Equivalents Prescribed in MainePreventionOBHQ2 2021121,099,454229,925,198
Opioid Prescriptions in MainePreventionOBHQ2 2021160,760160,760
Patients Prescribed Opioids PreventionOBHQ2 202167,31567,315
Doses of State-Supplied Naloxone DistributedHarm ReductionUMaineJuly 20216,03240,870
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 EMS20201,3651,365
Suspected Drug Overdose in Maine Emergency Departments (Fatal and Nonfatal)Harm ReductionME CDCQ4 20208743,836
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
Naloxone administrations and Reported Overdose Reversals by Law Enforcement, Public Health, EMS, and Harm Reduction ProgramsHarm ReductionUMaineJune 20214051,911
Cumulative Opioid Overdose Reversals Reported by Community PartnersHarm ReductionUMaineJuly 20212,3332,333
Monthly Opioid Overdose Reversals Reported by Community PartnersHarm ReductionUMaineJuly 2021167981
Benzodiazepines Prescriptions in MainePreventionOBHQ2 2021112,861112,861
Patients Prescribed BenzodiazepinesPreventionOBHQ2 202155,84055,840
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 PreventionDEAApril 202127,34027,340
Suspected and Confirmed Monthly Fatal OverdosesLeadershipOCMEJuly 202152360
Distribution of Monthly Drug Deaths by Maine CountyLeadershipOCMEJuly 2021VariedVaried
Age Composition of Monthly Overdose DecedentsLeadershipOCMEJuly 2021VariedVaried
Sex Composition of Monthly Overdose DecedentsLeadershipOCMEJuly 2021VariedVaried
EMS Responding Alone to Fatal OverdosesLeadershipOCMEJuly 2021416
Law Enforcement Responding Alone to Fatal OverdosesLeadershipOCMEJuly 2021767
EMS and Law Enforcement Co-responding to Fatal OverdosesLeadershipOCMEJuly 202140273
Number of Monthly Fatal Overdoses Ruled an AccidentLeadershipOCMEJuly 202151344
Number of Monthly Fatal Overdoses Ruled a SuicideLeadershipOCMEJuly 202119
Number of Decedents Administered NaloxoneLeadershipOCMEJuly 202119135
Number of Decedents Administered Naloxone by Bystanders OnlyLeadershipOCMEJuly 2021422
Number of Decedents Administered Naloxone by Law Enforcement OnlyLeadershipOCMEJuly 2021013
Number of Decedents Administered Naloxone by EMS OnlyLeadershipOCMEJuly 2021651
Number of Decedents Administered Naloxone by Both EMS and Law EnforcementLeadershipOCMEJuly 2021216
Number of Decedents Administered Naloxone by Both EMS and a BystanderLeadershipOCMEJuly 202118
Monthly Number of Nonfatal OverdosesLeadershipUMaineJuly 20218354,652
Opiates prescribed electronically PreventionOBH2020566,686566,686
Opiates prescribed non-electronically PreventionOBH202065,37765,377
Number of Hits on Maine Drug Data HubLeadershipUMaineAugust 202138,049295,820
EMS Response Calls for Overdoses (all drugs)Harm ReductionME EMSAugust 20211,3008,527
EMS Response Calls Where Naloxone Was Administered by CountyHarm ReductionME EMS2020VariousVarious
Number of buprenorphine prescriptionsTreatmentOBHJuly 202130,581Not Applicable
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 EMSAugust 20211721,152
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 facilityTreatmentMDOCDecember 2020186186
Number of individuals admitted to corrections with a primary sentence for a drug crimePreventionMDOC2020127127
Patients Prescribed StimulantsPreventionOBHQ2 202133,37133,371
Number of Stimulant PrescriptionsPreventionOBHQ2 202187,06887,068
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 LiaisonsLeadershipOBHMay 20216389
Referrals to community-based Recovery Supports by OPTIONS LiaisonsLeadershipOBHMay 20215583
Referrals to Syringe Service Programs by OPTIONS LiaisonsLeadershipOBHMay 20213953
Referrals to HIV/Hepatitis Testing by OPTIONS LiaisonsLeadershipOBHMay 20211619
Referrals to CradleME by OPTIONS LiaisonsLeadershipOBHMay 202111
Kits of Naloxone Distributed by OPTIONS LiaisonsLeadershipOBHMay 202172188
Number of Peer Run Recovery CentersRecoveryOBH20211111
New Enrollees in Syringe Access ProgramsHarm ReductionME CDC2020707707
Number of monthly refill buprenorphine prescriptionsTreatmentOBHJuly 202121,942N/A
Number of monthly new buprenorphine prescriptionsTreatmentOBHJuly 20218,63958,414
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-Jul 2021327327
Number of Decedents Year to Date Identified as Black of African AmericanLeadershipOCMEJan-Jul 20211717
Number of Decedents Year to Date Identified as American Indian or Alaska NativeLeadershipOCMEJan-Jul 20211010
Number of Decedents Year to Date Identified as Not HispanicLeadershipOCMEJan-Jul 2021349349
Number of Decedents Year to Date Identified as HispanicLeadershipOCMEJan-Jul 202133
Number of Decedents Year to Date with a Military BackgroundLeadershipOCMEJan-Jul 20212323
Number of Decedents Year to Date With Prior Overdose HistoryLeadershipOCMEJan-Jul 2021119119
Number of Decedents Year to Date Experiencing HomelessnessLeadershipOCMEJan-Jul 20212929

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