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380 Mainers lost their lives due to drug overdoses during the first three quarters of 2020
65% of fatal overdoses involve fentanyl or fentanyl analogs alone or in combination with other drugs in 2020.
1136 opioid overdose reversals were reported with state-supplied naloxone by public health and harm reduction partners from January-November 2020
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Source: Office of the Maine Attorney General, Maine Drug Death Report January – September, 2020.

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Source: Office of the Maine Attorney General, Maine Drug Death Report January – September, 2020.

Monthly drug overdose death report

The monthly overdose report, funded jointly by the Maine Office of the Attorney General and the Office of Behavioral Health, provides an overview of statistics regarding suspected and confirmed fatal and nonfatal drug overdoses in Maine during each month. Data for the report is collected at the Office of Chief Medical Examiner and as part of the Maine Naloxone Distribution Initiative. Year-to-date numbers will be updated with each new monthly report, as cases are finalized, and their overdose status is confirmed or ruled out. The totals are expected to shift as this evolution occurs. In addition, due to the smaller sample size in any given month, totals are expected to fluctuate due to the effects of random variation.

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