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Trends in Accidental Drug-Related Deaths in Connecticut by Substance from 2012 to 2022

Source: State of Connecticut (CSV).
  • Heroin-related deaths increased from 174 in 2012 to a peak of 494 in 2016, followed by a gradual decline.
  • Fentanyl-related deaths showed a significant increase over the years, from just 13 in 2012 to 1,253 in 2022.
  • Cocaine-related deaths have been rising consistently, from 105 in 2012 to 684 in 2022.
  • There is a notable increase in deaths involving 'Any Opioid', with data starting from 2015 at 659 and reaching 1,339 in 2022.
  • The analysis demonstrates a shifting pattern in substance-related deaths, with fentanyl increasingly prevalent.

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