Local and state drug trends can be different than nationally.
Nebraska has so far had lower opioid overdoses than other states.
In Nebraska, nearly 35% of the 138 drug overdose deaths involved opioids in 2018—a total of 63 fatalities (a rate of 3.3) (Figure 1).
- Overdose deaths involving specific opioids are not available for the state because the data reported did not meet inclusion criteria.3
Figure 1. Number of drug overdose deaths in Nebraska.
Drug categories presented are not mutually exclusive, and deaths may have involved more than one substance. Source: CDC WONDER.