Drug Surveillance Unit

Opioid-involved Overdose Surveillance in Georgia 

Opioid-involved overdose deaths have been rapidly increasing in Georgia since 2010, driven largely by increased use and misuse of prescription opioids (e.g., Oxycodone and Hydrocodone). Beginning in 2013, illicit opioids such as heroin and fentanyl drove the sharp increase in opioid-involved overdose deaths. 

The Drug Surveillance Unit monitors overdose trends in Georgia, and provides overdose data to the public and to partners working to end the opioid epidemic. This data is also used to detect and respond to rapid increases, or clusters, of overdoses, such as the Counterfeit Percocet-Related Overdose Cluster in Macon during June 2017.

Health Alerts

eorgia Opioid Overdose Annual Surveillance Data

2018 Data 

2017 Data 

2016 Data

Syndromic Surveillance Data

State Unintentional Drug Overdose Reporting System Data

Perscription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Data

2018 Data 

2016-2017 Data

Online Interactive Data

Other Georgia Publications

Other Opioid and Substance Misuse Surveillance Resources

Addiction and Overdose Resources

Contact Information

Business Hours: (404)-657-2588

After Hours Public Health Emergencies:  1-866-PUB-HLTH (1-866-782-4584)

Page last updated 10/3/2019