Download the most recent report here: Maine Monthly Overdose Report for February 2021
The monthly overdose report, funded jointly by the Maine Office of the Attorney General and the Office of Behavioral Health, provides an overview of statistics regarding suspected and confirmed fatal and nonfatal drug overdoses in Maine during each month. Data for the report is collected at the Office of Chief Medical Examiner and as part of the Maine Naloxone Distribution Initiative. Year-to-date numbers will be updated with each new monthly report, as cases are finalized, and their overdose status is confirmed or ruled out. The totals are expected to shift as this evolution occurs. In addition, due to the smaller sample size in any given month, totals are expected to fluctuate due to the effects of random variation.
Whereas the overall number of overdose deaths is a critical indicator of individual and societal stress, this metric itself can be quite resistant to public policy interventions due to its complexity. Overdose fatalities occur because of multiple unique and interacting factors such as underlying medical conditions and drug lethality. For that reason, this monthly report will develop ways to monitor components that can be directly affected by specific public health education and harm reduction interventions. For example, reports will be given on the number of decedents that had access to naloxone and the number who were alone while using.
Monthly Overdose Report – Interactive Web Visualizations
February 2021 Monthly Overdose Report: https://mainedrugdata.org/february-2021-monthly-overdose-report/
January 2021 Monthly Overdose Report: https://mainedrugdata.org/january-overdose-report/
Overdose Reports PDF Files
Monthly Overdose Reports
Quarterly Drug Death Reports
Annual Drug Death Reports