Drug Surveillance

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 drug surveillance 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.

Drug-related Health Alerts

Drug Overdose Case Definitions

Annual Surveillance Data

Monthly and Quarterly Surveillance Data 

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome 

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)

[email protected]


Page last updated 6/10/2024