Drug Overdose Deaths


To track drug overdoses, to assist health and social service agencies, public and private, as well as healthcare providers, in the treatment and rehabilitation of people who use drugs.

Key Information

Cause of death attributed to accidental death drug overdoses, the use of naloxone by emergency medical technicians.

Rhode Island Numbers

Accidental Drug Overdose Deaths Occurring in Rhode Island by Month/Year

The overdose data webpage is the process of being restructured. Information from additional data sources will be added to the site. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Emergency Department (ED) data will be provided on nonfatal drug overdoses, and information from the State Unintentional Drug Overdose Reporting System (SUDORS) will be added on fatal drug overdoses.

  • * Data are not complete and do not reflect the total number of deaths for the month.
  • Drug overdoses in Rhode Island are a public health crisis.

Policy on Identifying and Reporting Confirmed Accidental Drug-Related Overdose Deaths

On April 17, 2019, one additional fatal drug overdose case was identified that occurred in 2018. As of 4/17/2019, tables and graphs on demographics and fentanyl were removed. They will be made available on the restructured data page. Information through 2018 is still accessible via the data table.




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Municipality Data

Rhode Island Overdose Fatality Reviews