The Wisconsin Department of Health Services tracks data about the use of opioids and consequences of dependence and overdose to help inform evidence-based solutions.
Wisconsin Interactive Statistics on Health (WISH)
A Guide To Interpreting Opioid Statistics
- Where do the data come from?
- What do the different statistics mean?
Rate of Opioid Use Disorder
Rates of Opioid Use Disorder (By Age Group, Identified at Time of Hospital Visit)
Note: Opioid use disorder (OUD) rates based on hospital visits with evidence of OUD in hospital record.
Deaths from Opioid-Related Overdose (By Sex)
Opioid-Related Deaths - Heroin and Prescription Drugs (By Age Group)
Drug-Related Deaths - Benzodiazepines, Cocaine, Heroin, and Opioid Pain Relievers
Opioid Use and Pregnant Women
Reports from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services
- Overview of Grants to Address Opioid Crisis, Division of Care and Treatment Services, P-01889 (June 2018) (PDF)
- Report on Opioid Treatment Programs in Wisconsin, 2016, P-02115-16 (April 2018) (PDF)
- Opioid Treatment Programs: 2018 Report to the Legislature, P-01240-2018 (April 2018) (PDF)
- Overview of Grants to Address Opioid Crisis, Division of Public Health, P-02090 (February 2018) (PDF)
- Opioid Treatment Programs: 2017 Report to the Legislature, P-01240-2017 (April 2017) (PDF)
- Select Opioid-Related Morbidity and Mortality Data for Wisconsin, P-01690 (January 2017) (PDF)
- Wisconsin Epidemiological Profile of Alcohol and Other Drug Use, 2016, P-45718-16 (November 2016) (PDF)
- Opioid Treatment Programs: 2016 Report to the Legislature, P-01240-2016 (April 2016) (PDF)
Reports from the State Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (SCAODA)
- Wisconsin's Heroin Epidemic: Strategies and Solutions (July 2014) (PDF)
- 911 Good Samaritan Report (August 2013) (PDF)
- Reducing Wisconsin's Prescription Drug Abuse: A Call to Action (January 2012) (PDF)
The State Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse was created to provide leadership and coordination regarding alcohol and other drug abuse issues in Wisconsin. Members are appointed by the governor and include citizens and substance abuse service providers as well as representatives from the legislature and state agencies. For more information on SCAODA, visit the SCAODA website.
Reports from Governor Walker's Task Force on Opioid Abuse
The Governor's Task Force on Opioid Abuse was created in 2016. Visit hope.wi.gov to learn more about Governor Walker's efforts to address Wisconsin's opioid crisis.
Wisconsin ePDMP Public Statistics Dashboard
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, health care professionals, law enforcement agencies, and public health officials to work together to reduce dependence, 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 health care professionals and others.