Unfortunately, our community is one of several communities hit hard by opioid-related injury and death. Data from the Injury & Violence Prevention Branch indicates in 2020 Cumberland County there were 631 emergency department visits for unintentional opioid poisoning. lost 8256 residents to unintentional drug poisonings. In the same year, 142 residents died due to unintentional opioid poisoning
In 2020, 13.8% of residents received dispensed opioid pills in Cumberland County. For more local data, visit https://injuryfreenc.ncdhhs.gov/DataSurveillance/Poisoning.htm. To see county level data, scroll to “County Overdose Slide Set”. To see county level emergency room data, scroll to “NC DETECT Opioid Overdose ED Visits Reports”.