Map of deaths caused by opioid use worldwide.
– In 2016 opioid deaths were the most prevalent in Ukraine (8.5 per 100 000), Russia (8.3 per 100 000) and the USA (7.3 per 100 000)
– 116 people died every day from opioid-related drug overdoses.
– 11.5 million people misused prescription opioids
– In the United States 42,249 people died from overdosing on opioids; 2.1 million people had an opioid use disorder; 948,000 people used heroin; 179,000 people used heroin for the first time; 2.1 people misused prescription opioids for the first time; 17.087 deaths attributed to overdosing on commonly prescribed opioids; 19,413 deaths attributed to overdosing on synthetic opioids other than methadone; 15,469 deaths attributed to overdosing on heroin; 504 billion in economic costs.