Fast Facts from the WHA Information Center: January 22-28 is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

January 12, 2018

In looking at all ages for Wisconsin, there has been an increase of drug overdoses over the past three years. The WHA Information Center reported 6,005 ER visits related to overdoses by opiates, heroin or methadone from July 2014 through June 2017, about a 31 percent increase within that timeframe. The map provides the rate of ER visits per 1,000 population of the counties within this timeframe for overdoses.

This national health observance for teens promotes local events that use National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) science to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens gets from the Internet, social media, TV, movies, music or friends. For more information on local educational events and activities, check out the NIDA website.

Data provided by the WHA Information Center (WHAIC). WHAIC is dedicated to collecting, analyzing and disseminating complete, accurate and timely data and reports about charges, utilization, quality and efficiency provided by Wisconsin hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and other health care providers.

This story originally appeared in the January 12, 2018 edition of WHA Newsletter