Overdose Deaths

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) monitors and reports data on drug overdose deaths. Data can be used to inform drug overdose prevention programs or policies.  

Data are from death certificates. Learn more about the definition of a drug overdose death. Data on this dashboard are Virginians only. These deaths include Virginians who died in Virginia or out of state. Virginia city or county on the map is based on where the person lived at time of death.  

Learn more about death certificate data at the National Center for Health Statistics website 

Death data for the most recent year are not final and may change. Data that are not final are noted with an asterisk (*). 


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Use the 'Select Year' and 'Select specific drug or drug classes' controls to filter changes in the map. Hover over the map to view the yearly trend.

Drug Overdose Death Rate

State Death Rates by Drug Class

Death Rate Table by Drug Class