New Jersey Opioid Data Dashboard

Opioid Data Dashboard

This dashboard uses interactive data visualizations to display opioid and other drug-related overdose indicators for public health practitioners, researchers, policy-makers, and the public. Data for these indicators were obtained from multiple sources, including the Department of Health, the Division of Consumer Affairs, the Office of the Attorney General and other law enforcement bodies. Explore the dashboard to learn about the opioid epidemic and other drug-related indicators.

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How to Use the Dashboard

  • Click “Open Dashboard” then open the dashboard in full screen mode

  • The data visualizations displayed on the dashboards are interactive. The charts and maps will display data values when hovering and maps can be zoomed in by scrolling. You can select filters to display subsets of the data by age, gender, year, county, and more.

  • Use the arrow buttons on the top right or bottom of the page to view additional slides

  • Use the "Clear Filters" button on the top right page to reset all filters back to default

  • The two boxes on the left corner of the maps represent the highest and lowest numbers on the map

  • Use the share button on the lower right page to share the link on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and via email

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Naloxone (NarcanĀ®)

Narcan is a medication used to block the effects of opioids during an overdose. It is important to seek professional medical assistance after administering Narcan because multiple doses may be needed if overdose symptoms return.

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Drug-related Deaths

Death data comes from the Office of the Chief State Medical Examiner. It includes drug mentions in drug-related overdose deaths suspected overdoses by county of incidence.

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Treatment Statistics

Treatment statistics are derived from the New Jersey Substance Abuse Monitoring System (NJSAMS) of the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DHMAS). NJSAMS contains administrative data on clients who receive substance abuse treatment in New Jersey and is used by all licensed substance abuse treatment providers in New Jersey.

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Viral Hepatitis

Hepatitis B and C are viruses that are found in the blood and are spread person to person. These viruses spread mainly when blood and other body fluids infected with the hepatitis virus enters the body of a person who is not infected. The most common routes of transmission for hepatitis B and C include sharing needles, syringes and drug equipment; being born to an infected mother; or having sexual contact with an infected person. The data presented in this dashboard are from the Communicable Disease Reporting and Surveillance System (CDRSS) and includes both acute and chronic hepatitis B and C.  Viral hepatitis data is also available on the NJDOH Communicable Disease Service website and on the New Jersey State Health Assessment Data website.

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New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program

The New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) is a statewide database that tracks controlled dangerous substances and human growth hormones dispensed in outpatient settings in NJ and out-of-state pharmacies dispensing into NJ. This tool can be used to reduce prescription drug misuse and diversion by allowing providers to view patients’ prescribing histories prior to prescribing medications.

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Drug-related Hospital Visits

This dashboard displays emergency department visits and inpatient hospitalizations caused by non-fatal acute poisonings due to the effects of drugs, regardless of intent.

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Crime Statistics

The Uniform Crime Report (UCR) contains information that could include useful indicators of drug-related activity.

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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) occurs in a newborn who was exposed to addictive substances while in the mother’s womb. The most common opiate drugs that are associated with NAS are heroin, codeine, oxycodone (oxycontin), methadone and buprenorphine.

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Last Reviewed: 9/11/2019