Opioids - Data, Reports, Studies

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services tracks data regarding the use of opioids and consequences of consumption to help inform evidence-based solutions.

Wisconsin Interactive Statistics on Health (WISH)

Query the WISH system for statistics related to the consequences of the abuse of opioids in Wisconsin.


    Rate of Opioid Use Disorder

    Rate of opioid use disorder has more than doubled since 2005

    Rates of Opioid Use Disorder (By Age Group, Identified at Time of Hospital Visit)

    Rates of opioid use disorder are highest among Wisconsinites 25-29 years old

    Note: Opioid use disorder (OUD) rates based on hospital visits with evidence of OUD in hospital record.

    Opioid-Related Hospitalizations


    Opioid-related hospitalizations are driven by prescription opioids

    Opioid-Related Deaths

    Opioid-related deaths are driven by prescription opioids

    Deaths from Opioid-Related Overdose (By Sex)

    Wisconsin males are more likely to die from opioid related overdose

    Opioid-Related Deaths - Heroin and Prescription Drugs (By Age Group)

    Deaths involving heroin and prescription drugs

    Drug-Related Deaths - Benzodiazepines, Cocaine, Heroin, and Opioid Pain Relievers

    Drug-related deaths are driven by opioid pain relievers

    Deaths involving heroin have been steadily increasing since 2007

    Opioid Use and Pregnant Women

    Maternal opioids use has increased


    Reports from the State Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (SCAODA)

    For more information on SCAODA, visit the SCAODA website.


    Report from Governor Walker's Task Force on Opioid Abuse

    Report on Combating Opioid Abuse (PDF)
    (This report was issued by Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and Rep. John Nygren, the co-chairs of the task force.)

    For more information on Governor Walker's Task Force on Opioid Abuse, visit hope.wi.gov.


    Wisconsin ePDMP Public Statistics Dashboard

    Wisconsin enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Logo (WI ePDMP)

    The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services maintains the Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (ePDMP). This program provides information about controlled substance prescriptions that are dispensed in the state. It allows pharmacies, healthcare professionals, law enforcement agencies, and public health officials to work together to reduce the misuse and abuse of prescribed controlled substance medications. The ePDMP Public Statistics Dashboard provides interactive data visualizations about controlled substance prescriptions dispensed in Wisconsin, law enforcement reports submitted to the ePDMP, and use of the ePDMP by healthcare professionals and others.
    Last Revised: January 2, 2018