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page updated 11.19.18 at 3:33 pm
 
2,788 NJ Overdose Deaths Since January 1st   12,253 NJ Naloxone Administrations Since January 1st   3,604,686 NJ Opioid Prescriptions Since January 1st   New Jersey County Map Warren County Bergen County Sussex County Morris Conuty Middlesex County Hudson County Passaic County Mercer County Union County Hunterdon Cumberland county Gloucester County Camden County Essex County Salem County Monmouth County Cape May County Ocean County Burlington County Somerset County Atlantic County data data by county
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Data by County select your county below or scrolldown past statewide data
Atlantic Cumberland Hunterdon Morris Somerset
Bergen Essex Mercer Ocean Sussex
Burlington Gloucester Middlesex Passaic Union
Camden Hudson Monmouth Salem Warren
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Statewide Historic Data
Historic Data (2013-2017)
Statewide 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Suspected
Overdose Deaths
1,336 1,304 1,587 2,221 N/A
Naloxone
Administrations
N/A N/A 7,227 10,308 14,356
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed
5,256,462 5,346,517 5,640,864 5,252,333 4,867,130
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2017)
Statewide 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
6,672 6,858 5,646 4,043 N/A
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 1,240 871 627
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed in 2018
1.70 1.67 1.59 1.71 1.85
 

DATA BY COUNTY
Atlantic County
2018 Data (Since January 1, 2018)  
2018 Suspected
Overdose Deaths
194
2018 Naloxone
Administrations
702
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed in 2018
160,412
Historic Data (2013-2017)
Atlantic County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Suspected
Overdose Deaths
84 88 85 171 N/A
Naloxone
Administrations
N/A N/A 439 800 955
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed
241,343 247,839 260,856 240,168 220,025
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2017)
Atlantic County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
3,285 3,123 3,213 1,584 N/A
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 622 339 283
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 1.14 1.11 1.05 1.13 1.23
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Bergen County
2018 Data (Since January 1, 2018)  
2018 Suspected
Overdose Deaths
132
2018 Naloxone
Administrations
514
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed in 2018
308,768
Historic Data (2013-2017)
Bergen County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Suspected
Overdose Deaths
91 81 85 99 N/A
Naloxone
Administrations
N/A N/A 331 457 613
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed
442,151 446,614 474,269 446,233 413,016
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2017)
Bergen County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
10,189 11,523 11,038 9,519 N?A
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 2,835 2,062 1,547
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 2.10 2.09 1.98 2.11 2.30
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Burlington County
2018 Data (Since January 1, 2018)  
2018 Suspected
Overdose Deaths
142
2018 Naloxone
Administrations
776
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed in 2018
227,988
Historic Data (2013-2017)
Burlington County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Suspected
Overdose Deaths
70 75 87 96 N/A
Naloxone
Administrations
N/A N/A 556 653 914
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed
325,792 333,887 361,681 340,082 309,524
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2017)
Burlington County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
6,427 6,004 5,159 4,670 N/A
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 807 687 491
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 1.38 1.35 1.24 1.32 1.45
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Camden County
2018 Data (Since January 1, 2018)  
2018 Suspected
Overdose Deaths
292
2018 Naloxone
Administrations
2,431
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed in 2018
310,938
Historic Data (2013-2017)
Camden County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Suspected
Overdose Deaths
160 138 191 200 N/A
Naloxone
Administrations
N/A N/A 1,505 1,098 2,493
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed
432,969 445,336 473,204 450,072 415,775
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2017)
Camden County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
3,199 3,702 2,674 2,554 N/A
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 339 465 205
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 1.18 1.15 1.08 1.13 1.23
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Cape May County
2018 Data (Since January 1, 2018)  
2018 Suspected
Overdose Deaths
41
2018 Naloxone
Administrations
191
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed in 2018
64,682
Historic Data (2013-2017)
Cape May County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Suspected
Overdose Deaths
30 24 32 32 N/A
Naloxone
Administrations
N/A N/A 169 226 249
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed
100,413 100,150 105,264 95,816 87,167
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2017)
Cape May County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
3.190 3,964 2,951 2,935 N/A
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 559 416 376
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 0.95 0.95 0.90 0.98 1.07
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Cumberland County
2018 Data (Since January 1, 2018)  
2018 Suspected
Overdose Deaths
100
2018 Naloxone
Administrations
572
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed in 2018
98,947
Historic Data (2013-2017)
Cumberland County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Suspected
Overdose Deaths
22 27 38 53 N/A
Naloxone
Administrations
N/A N/A 178 283 461
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed
141,118 144,222 152,874 142,201 133,576
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2017)
Cumberland County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
7,117 5,795 4,086 2,904 N/A
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 872 544 331
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 1.11 1.08 1.02 1.08 1.14
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Essex County
2018 Data (Since January 1, 2018)  
2018 Suspected
Overdose Deaths
361
2018 Naloxone
Administrations
1,208
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed in 2018
257,784
Historic Data (2013-2017)
Essex County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Suspected
Overdose Deaths
132 114 146 271 N/A
Naloxone
Administrations
N/A N/A 481 1,131 1,675
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed
331,097 347,179 387,274 368,828 350,336
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2017)
Essex County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
6,004 6,992 5,481 2,966 N/A
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 1,664 711 483
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 2.39 2.30 2.07 2.18 2.31
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Gloucester County
2018 Data (Since January 1, 2018)  
2018 Suspected
Overdose Deaths
128
2018 Naloxone
Administrations
524
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed in 2018
174,853
Historic Data (2013-2017)
Gloucester County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Suspected
Overdose Deaths
71 51 65 88 N/A
Naloxone
Administrations
N/A N/A 452 574 797
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed
282,090 300,495 294,806 265,057 239,025
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2017)
Gloucester County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
4,087 5,709 4,487 3,315 N/A
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 645 508 367
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 1.03 0.97 0.99 1.10 1.22
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Hudson County
2018 Data (Since January 1, 2018)  
2018 Suspected
Overdose Deaths
163
2018 Naloxone
Administrations
686
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed in 2018
184,592
Historic Data (2013-2017)
Hudson County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Suspected
Overdose Deaths
77 64 107 127 N/A
Naloxone
Administrations
N/A N/A 202 476 693
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed
239,632 257,239 284,176 267,161 252,494
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2017)
Hudson County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
8,663 10,528 6,354 5,405 N/A
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 3,366 1,442 998
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 2.78 2.62 2.39 2.57 2.74
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Hunterdon County
2018 Data (Since January 1, 2018)  
2018 Suspected
Overdose Deaths
20
2018 Naloxone
Administrations
55
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed in 2018
40,182
Historic Data (2013-2017)
Hunterdon County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Suspected
Overdose Deaths
8 12 14 20 N/A
Naloxone
Administrations
N/A N/A 58 58 77
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed
62,314 62,132 65,882 59,559 54,572
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2017)
Hunterdon County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
15,824 10,511 8,982 6,253 N/A
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 2,168 2,156 1,624
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 2.03 2.03 1.91 2.10 2.29
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Mercer County
2018 Data (Since January 1, 2018)  
2018 Suspected
Overdose Deaths
132
2018 Naloxone
Administrations
448
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed in 2018
149,029
Historic Data (2013-2017)
Mercer County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Suspected
Overdose Deaths
48 44 59 59 N/A
Naloxone
Administrations
N/A N/A 333 388 504
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed
214,704 223,748 242,195 219,365 200,533
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2017)
Mercer County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
7,757 8,477 6,324 6,333 N/A
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 1,120 963 744
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 1.73 1.67 1.54 1.70 1.87
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Middlesex County
2018 Data (Since January 1, 2018)  
2018 Suspected
Overdose Deaths
189
2018 Naloxone
Administrations
808
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed in 2018
282,365
Historic Data (2013-2017)
Middlesex County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Suspected
Overdose Deaths
85 114 106 182 N/A
Naloxone
Administrations
N/A N/A 535 741 1,142
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed
415,971 410,090 420,999 392,706 371,591
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2017)
Middlesex County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
9,765 7,328 7,909 4,615 N/A
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 1,567 1,134 738
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 2.00 2.04 1.99 2.14 2.27
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Monmouth County
2018 Data (Since January 1, 2018)  
2018 Suspected
Overdose Deaths
189
2018 Naloxone
Administrations
700
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed in 2018
276,961
Historic Data (2013-2017)
Monmouth County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Suspected
Overdose Deaths
85 111 122 164 N/A
Naloxone
Administrations
N/A N/A 453 714 671
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed
426,892 428,833 431,993 401,916 371,731
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2017)
Monmouth County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
7,400 5,660 5,143 3,822 N/A
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 1,385 878 933
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 1.47 1.46 1.45 1.56 1.68
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Morris County
2018 Data (Since January 1, 2018)  
2018 Suspected
Overdose Deaths
83
2018 Naloxone
Administrations
317
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed in 2018
172,325
Historic Data (2013-2017)
Morris County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Suspected
Overdose Deaths
46 51 44 71 N/A
Naloxone
Administrations
N/A N/A 97 211 371
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed
253,278 255,018 267,462 243,692 231,540
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2017)
Morris County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
10,841 9,774 11,330 7,026 N/A
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 5,140 2,364 1,347
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 1.97 1.95 1.86 2.05 2.16
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Ocean County
2018 Data (Since January 1, 2018)  
2018 Suspected
Overdose Deaths
185
2018 Naloxone
Administrations
589
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed in 2018
309,280
Historic Data (2013-2017)
Ocean County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Suspected
Overdose Deaths
154 132 157 253 N/A
Naloxone
Administrations
N/A N/A 624 977 621
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed
454,390 450,508 483,061 450,466 417,019
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2017)
Ocean County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
3,786 4,438 3,750 2,344 N/A
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 943 607 963
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 1.28 1.30 1.22 1.32 1.43
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Passaic County
2018 Data (Since January 1, 2018)  
2018 Suspected
Overdose Deaths
177
2018 Naloxone
Administrations
593
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed in 2018
167,189
Historic Data (2013-2017)
Passaic County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Suspected
Overdose Deaths
64 61 83 108 N/A
Naloxone
Administrations
N/A N/A 180 389 703
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed
244,285 256,722 274,370 249,572 228,643
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2017)
Passaic County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
7,937 8,362 6,156 4,734 N/A
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 2,838 1,314 729
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 2.08 1.99 1.86 2.05 2.24
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Salem County
2018 Data (Since January 1, 2018)  
2018 Suspected
Overdose Deaths
28
2018 Naloxone
Administrations

125

Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed in 2018
37,041
Historic Data (2013-2017)
Salem County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Suspected
Overdose Deaths
5 7 18 18 N/A
Naloxone
Administrations
N/A N/A 70 98 147
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed
56,809 58,113 59,641 55,123 51,196
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2017)
Salem County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
12,968 9,194 3,541 3,509 N/A
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 910 644 427
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 1.14 1.11 1.07 1.15 1.23
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Somerset County
2018 Data (Since January 1, 2018)  
2018 Suspected
Overdose Deaths
42
2018 Naloxone
Administrations
164
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed in 2018
104,518
Historic Data (2013-2017)
Somerset County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Suspected
Overdose Deaths
32 33 35 44 N/A
Naloxone
Administrations
N/A N/A 138 217 250
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed
153,489 156,461 163,041 155,433 141,565
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2017)
Somerset County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
10,345 10,071 9,526 7,599 N/A
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 2,416 1,541 1,342
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 2.16 2.12 2.04 2.15 2.37
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Sussex County
2018 Data (Since January 1, 2018)  
2018 Suspected
Overdose Deaths
33
2018 Naloxone
Administrations
90
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed in 2018
60,785
Historic Data (2013-2017)
Sussex County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Suspected
Overdose Deaths
13 17 25 36 N/A
Naloxone
Administrations
N/A N/A 50 74 146
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed
90,629 90,600 89,363 81,932 81,085
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2017)
Sussex County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
11,213 8,518 5,732 3,952 N/A
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 2,866 1,923 970
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 1.61 1.60 1.60 1.74 1.75
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Union County
2018 Data (Since January 1, 2018)  
2018 Suspected
Overdose Deaths
131
2018 Naloxone
Administrations
612
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed in 2018
164,950
Historic Data (2013-2017)
Union County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Suspected
Overdose Deaths
45 47 67 98 N/A
Naloxone
Administrations
N/A N/A 276 438 709
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed
267,283 250,763 265,456 249,316 226,862
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2017)
Union County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
12,232 11,789 8,315 5,726 N/A
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 2,018 1,281 795
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 2.06 2.21 2.10 2.25 2.49
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Warren County
2018 Data (Since January 1, 2018)  
2018 Suspected
Overdose Deaths
26
2018 Naloxone
Administrations
148
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed in 2018
51,097
Historic Data (2013-2017)
Warren County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Suspected
Overdose Deaths
14 13 21 31 N/A
Naloxone
Administrations
N/A N/A 96 104 142
Opioid Prescriptions
Dispensed
79,413 80,568 82,997 77,635 69,855
Historic Population Based Data (2013-2017)
Warren County 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Population for Every One
Overdose Death
7,654 8,258 5,109 3,447 N/A
Population for Every One
Naloxone Administration
N/A N/A 1,118 1,027 752
Population for Every One Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed 1.35 1.33 1.29 1.38 1.53
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