Local Data Dashboard
Data and community knowledge are both central to the Opioid Project's success. Learn more about the current impact of opioids on Washtenaw county and measures of treatment. By better understanding the current state of the opioid crisis, we can build a strong future of recovery for our community.
Since spikes in May and June 2018, emergency department admissions and deaths associated with unintentional opiate overdoses among Washtenaw County residents have declined.
Michigan has seen large increases in opioid-related overdose deaths across opioid types. Most notably, deaths due to synthetic opioids have risen dramatically since 2012.
Natural opioids include morphine and codeine, while semi-synthetic opioids include drugs like oxycodone, hydrocodone, hydromorphone and oxymorphone. Synthetic opioids include drugs like tramadol, fentanyl and carfentanil.
Since peaking in 2009, retail opioid prescriptions have been on the decline in Washtenaw County.
Currently, the Washtenaw County prescribing rate is below that of the United States overall. In 2017, the overall national opioid prescribing rate was 58.7 prescriptions per 100 people.
Naloxone is a safe and effective medication that can temporarily reverse the dangerous effects of opioid overdose.
Source: Community Mental Health Partnership of Southeast Michigan
The Community Mental Health Partnership of Southeast Michigan is one of Michigan's ten Medicaid Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans. It is responsible for overseeing substance use disorder services across the four counties of Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, and Washtenaw.
The Partnership was first established in 2002 and renewed in 2013. Through core service providers in the 4-county region, CMHPSM served a total of 30,814 clients in fiscal year 2017.
Buprenorphine is one of three medications commonly used to treat opioid addiction through medication-assisted treatment.
Over time, the number of buprenorphine prescriptions (also called Bunavail, Suboxone, Zubsolv) issued in Washtenaw County has increased.