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Public Health Crisis: Prescription Drug Abuse in Idaho
deaths do not include newborn deaths associated with mother’s drug use,
accidents such as falls and motor vehicle crashes, homicides, and other
causes indirectly related to drug use.)
gleaned from Death Certificates by Bureau of Vital Records and Health
Statistics, Division of Health, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare,
- From 2000 to 2009, 1244 Idaho residents died from a drug-induced death.
- The number of drug-induced deaths increased two and a half times from 69 (2000) to 184 (2009).
Narcotics (262 deaths)
- Ninety-five percent (95.2 percent) of Idaho resident drug-induced deaths occurred within the State from 2007 to 2009.
percent (60.0 percent) of drug-induced deaths to Idaho residents from
2007 to 2009 were the result of an accidental poisoning.
- The most common substance listed on the death certificates among those who died in Idaho were:
Hydrocodone (68 deaths)
Methadone (54 deaths)
Oxycodone / Oxycontine (43 Deaths)
Morphine (28 Deaths)
Heroin (6 Deaths)
Antiepileptic, Sedative-Hypnotic, Antiparkinsonism and Psychotropic (225 Deaths)
Anti-depressants (65 deaths)
Benzodiazepine (60 deaths)
Methamphetamine (25 Deaths)
Muscle Relaxants (23 Deaths)
Cannabis / Marijuana (2 Deaths)
Alcohol in combination with drugs (65 deaths)
than 40 percent of Death Certificates (184 out of 456 deaths) did not
list a specific drug, medicament, or biological substance as
contributing to the drug-induced death.