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 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


Fact Sheets


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

For more information on SCAODA, visit the SCAODA website.


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: October 17, 2017