Below you will find information about other substances. The links may be current, news, research, trends and data.
- CDC Health Alert Network: Rising Numbers of Deaths Involving Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analogs, 7/11/2018
- US Surveillance Report of Drug-Related Risks and Outcomes -This report brings together the latest data available on the drug overdose epidemic in America, including opioid prescribing patterns, and various health behaviors and outcomes such as drug use and nonfatal overdoses and deaths. Key data from the report:
- In 2017, providers wrote more than 58 opioid prescriptions for every 100 Americans.
- In 2016, 48.5 million Americans reported (almost 18 percent of the population) using illicit drugs (like marijuana, cocaine (or crack), heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, or methamphetamine) or misusing prescription drugs (prescription pain relievers, stimulants, tranquilizers, and sedatives) in the past year.
- In 2015, almost 320,000 people were hospitalized for nonfatal drug poisonings in America.
The New Jersey Department of Education created the following fact sheet about the use and misuse of opioid drugs should a health care provider prescribe a student-athlete an opioid for sports-related injury.