WISH: Opioid Module

A Guide to Interpreting Opioid Statistics (P-02084)  (PDF)

  • What are opioids?
  • Where do the data come from?
  • What do the different statistics mean?

View the opioid guide developed by the Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health, Office of Health Informatics.


Wisconsin Opioid Overdose Deaths

Opioid overdose deaths have been increasing with a peak in 2017. There were over eight times as many deaths in 2017 as in 2000. Opioid deaths decreased in 2018 but are still at the second highest annual total.

Last Revised: June 17, 2020