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 2021155399
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 ReductionUMaineAugust 20217,67648,546
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 CDCQ2 20211,1762,103
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 ReductionUMaineAugust 20217565,410
Cumulative Opioid Overdose Reversals Reported by Community PartnersHarm ReductionUMaineAugust 20212,5582,558
Monthly Opioid Overdose Reversals Reported by Community PartnersHarm ReductionUMaineAugust 20212251,206
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 OverdosesLeadershipOCMEAugust 202146399
Distribution of Monthly Drug Deaths by Maine CountyLeadershipOCMEAugust 2021VariedVaried
Age Composition of Monthly Overdose DecedentsLeadershipOCMEAugust 2021VariedVaried
Sex Composition of Monthly Overdose DecedentsLeadershipOCMEAugust 2021VariedVaried
EMS Responding Alone to Fatal OverdosesLeadershipOCMEAugust 2021317
Law Enforcement Responding Alone to Fatal OverdosesLeadershipOCMEAugust 2021875
EMS and Law Enforcement Co-responding to Fatal OverdosesLeadershipOCMEAugust 202135306
Number of Monthly Fatal Overdoses Ruled an AccidentLeadershipOCMEAugust 202140381
Number of Monthly Fatal Overdoses Ruled a SuicideLeadershipOCMEAugust 2021613
Number of Decedents Administered NaloxoneLeadershipOCMEAugust 202120154
Number of Decedents Administered Naloxone by Bystanders OnlyLeadershipOCMEAugust 2021123
Number of Decedents Administered Naloxone by Law Enforcement OnlyLeadershipOCMEAugust 2021316
Number of Decedents Administered Naloxone by EMS OnlyLeadershipOCMEAugust 2021858
Number of Decedents Administered Naloxone by Both EMS and Law EnforcementLeadershipOCMEAugust 2021015
Number of Decedents Administered Naloxone by Both EMS and a BystanderLeadershipOCMEAugust 2021413
Monthly Number of Nonfatal OverdosesLeadershipUMaineAugust 20217565,410
Opiates prescribed electronically PreventionOBH2020566,686566,686
Opiates prescribed non-electronically PreventionOBH202065,37765,377
Number of Hits on Maine Drug Data HubLeadershipUMaineSeptember 202138,049295,820
EMS Response Calls for Overdoses (all drugs)Harm ReductionME EMSSeptember 20211,2669,804
EMS Response Calls Where Naloxone Was Administered by CountyHarm ReductionME EMS2020VariousVarious
Number of buprenorphine prescriptionsTreatmentOBHSeptember 202127,044N/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 EMSSeptember 20211541,307
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 LiaisonsLeadershipOBHAugust 202140218
Referrals to community-based Recovery Supports by OPTIONS LiaisonsLeadershipOBHAugust 202138234
Referrals to Syringe Service Programs by OPTIONS LiaisonsLeadershipOBHAugust 20211195
Referrals to HIV/Hepatitis Testing by OPTIONS LiaisonsLeadershipOBHAugust 20211066
Referrals to MaineMOM by OPTIONS LiaisonsLeadershipOBHAugust 202124
Kits of Naloxone Distributed by OPTIONS LiaisonsLeadershipOBHAugust 2021226645
Number of Peer Run Recovery CentersRecoveryOBH20211111
New Enrollees in Syringe Access ProgramsHarm ReductionME CDC2020707707
Number of monthly refill buprenorphine prescriptionsTreatmentOBHSeptember 202121,954N/A
Number of monthly new buprenorphine prescriptionsTreatmentOBHSeptember 20219,065N/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-Aug 2021371371
Number of Decedents Year to Date Identified as Black of African AmericanLeadershipOCMEJan-Aug 20211717
Number of Decedents Year to Date Identified as American Indian or Alaska NativeLeadershipOCMEJan-Aug 202199
Number of Decedents Year to Date Identified as Not HispanicLeadershipOCMEJan-Aug 2021391391
Number of Decedents Year to Date Identified as HispanicLeadershipOCMEJan-Aug 202122
Number of Decedents Year to Date with a Military BackgroundLeadershipOCMEJan-Aug 20212727
Number of Decedents Year to Date With Prior Overdose HistoryLeadershipOCMEJan-Aug 2021138138
Number of Decedents Year to Date Experiencing HomelessnessLeadershipOCMEJan-Aug 20213131
Percent of people that attend their first appointment with a community treatment provider after being referred by an OPTIONS LiaisonLeadershipOBHJan-Aug 202191.3% (199 appointments)91.3% (199 appointments)

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