What to Know
Deaths from opioid overdoses continue to increase in the US, with young people and blacks among the largest increases between 2015 and 2016
In one year, overdose deaths are due to opioids increased many times New York and Connecticut; Data for New Jersey were not available
In the US, deaths from synthetic opioids more than doubled in one year; Authorities blame the rise of illegally-produced fentanyl
America's overdose epidemic is spreading geographically, increasing in populations, including in the tri-states, according to CDC analysis of 201
The CDC reports overdoses of drugs across genders, ages, races, and ethnic groups, as well as in cities, towns, and suburbs.
"No territory in the United States is exempted from this epidemic," Anne Schuchat said in a news release.
In 2016, overdose killed 63,632 Americans, with 66 percent (42,249) of those deaths with a prescription or illegal opioid, says the CDC.
Deaths from overdoses have also increased in all geographic regions, from the smallest cities to the largest cities For example, major central metros such as New York City saw an increase of 33 percent, as small subways saw an increase of 18.2 percent.
Across the country, drug overdose mortality rates n increased by 21.5 percent, with prescription opioid deaths rising 10.6 percent and heroin deaths rising 19.5 percent. The largest increase was deaths from synthetic opioids, which more than doubled between 2015 and 2016.
The CDC makes the increase in deaths from opioid overdose by the increase of responsible for illegally produced fentanyl. The authorities have said that most of the synthetic opioid overdoses in recent years include non-prescription fentanyl, but illegally-produced fentanyl, which is mixed and sold as heroin or counterfeit pain pills.
Synthetic opioid death rates were highest in New Hampshire, West Virginia, and Massachusetts, while heroin mortality rates were highest in West Virginia and Ohio. Prescription opiate death rates were highest in West Virginia, Maryland, Maine and Utah, the CDC reports.
All three states in the three-state state experienced a statistically significant increase in overdose deaths between 2015 and 2016; New York saw an increase of 32.4 percent; New Jersey recorded an increase of 42.3 percent; and Connecticut (Connecticut) saw a 24 percent increase.
NEW YORK STATE
The number of people who died of opioid overdoses in New York jumped from 2,166 in 2015 to 3,009 in January Year 2016.
The number of prescription opioid deaths increased from 895 to 1,100, while the number of heroin deaths increased from 1,058 to 1,307.
Meanwhile, the number of opioid deaths jumped from 668 to 1,641 – a change of 151.5 percent.
In Connecticut, the number of people who died of opioid overdoses increased from 685 in 2015 to 855 in 2016.
The number of prescription opioid deaths decreased from 243 to 264, while the number of heroin Deaths rose from 390 to 450.
Again, the increase in synthetic opioid deaths, which rose from 211 to 500, was a change of 142 percent.
19659031] New Jersey was not analyzed among the 31 states by the CDC for the report. However, CDC data show that 1,454 people died of all overdoses in the garden state in 2015, a number that jumped to 2,056 in 2016.