ARC Report: Opioid-related Overdose Deaths Increase Sharply in Metro Atlanta

Report by Atlanta Regional Commission
May 2, 2018

Atlanta Regional Commission   (Atlanta)

The rate of opioid-related overdose deaths in metro Atlanta has nearly doubled since 2013 and more than tripled since 2006, according to an analysis of state data by the Atlanta Regional Commission.

ARC analyzed state Department of Public Health data for the 10-county Atlanta region between 1999 and 2016. The full analysis is available on ARC’s Research & Analytics blog, 33n.