NH Rankings: Heroin Deaths and Opioid Overdoses

Feb 17, 2017

BY: CCNH-LFDA Highlights

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as presented in a series of graphics on DrugAbuse.com, New Hampshire leads the nation for heroin deaths among men aged 25-34. The Granite State also ranked first for overdose deaths related to other opioids among men aged 15-24.

The Granite State also ranked first for overdose deaths related to other opioids among men aged 15-24.

The DrugAbuse.com charts broke CDC overdose death data related to six types of substances—benzodiazepines, cocaine, alcohol, heroin, other opioids, and stimulants—across six age brackets, divided by gender. New Hampshire ranked among the top ten in 11 of those categories.

Overall findings included the revelation that across the U.S., men are significantly more likely to die from a drug overdose than women. Overdoses across the country have risen significantly in the recent years, up 140% since 2000.

The study also found, surprisingly, that more people across the nation are dying from overdoses of legal opioids than from illegal drugs such as heroin or cocaine.

The report did not address possible reasons for the variation in drug overdose rates from state to state. 

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