Today the Michigan Dept. of Health & Human Services announced that overdose deaths decreased slightly in 2018. It's the first decline in six years. You can read the release below.
LANSING, Mich. – After several years of increases in overdose deaths, in 2018 Michigan experienced a decrease overall, including a slight decline in opioid-related overdose deaths, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced today. In 2018, there were 2,599 overdose deaths, 2,036 of which were opioid-related.