Overdoses in Maryland (2007-2016)

The following data shows the number of deaths for the six most used drugs (heroin, prescription opioids, alcohol, benzodiazepines, cocaine and fentanyl) from 2007 to 2016. Please note that the data does not specify if these drugs were mixed together and only showed the total count of their appearance in autopsies. With this in mind, benzodiazepines have a wide therapeutic index, meaning it is extremely rare or nearly impossible (depending on the benzodiazepine) to overdose on these drugs alone. However, when mixed with other downers (heroin, prescription opioids and especially alcohol) at high doses, the outcome can be dangerous.

Heroin DeathsPrescription Opioid DeathsAlcohol DeathsBenzodiazepine DeathsCocaine DeathsFentanyl Deaths