Siskiyou County Data

Regional Statistics

Overdose deaths are on the rise in Siskiyou county. In 2019, 2 overdose deaths were reported. In 2020, 7 Siskiyou county residents died of overdose. In 2021 there were 18 overdose deaths, with fentanyl being the leading cause of death.

From 2018 – 2020, there has been a 38% decrease in opioid prescriptions written in Siskiyou county.

Between 2015 – 2022, the number of prescribers certified to prescribe buprenorphine increased from 1 to 18.

Between 2018 – 2020, there was a 25% increase in buprenorphine prescribing, which indicates an increase in medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

Since 2020, during the COVID pandemic, opioid overdose deaths have increased nationwide. The overall death rate nationwide from opioid overdose continues to rise due to the increases in the use of synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, which is 80-100 times stronger than morphine.

oNIDA Dr California Graph

* Among deaths with drugs overdose as the underlying cause, the any opioid subcategory was determined by the following ICD-10 multiple cause-of-death codes: natural and semi-synthetic opioids (T40.2), methadone (T40.3), other synthetic opioids (other than methadone) (T40.4, or heroin (T40.1). Source: Center for Disease Control and Preventions, National Center for Health Statistics. Multiple Cause of Death 1999-2020 on CDC WONDER Online Database, release 12/2021.

The good news is that in Siskiyou county, the amount of opioids being prescribed are declining. 

Siskiyou County Local Data

Buprenorphine prescriptions help gauge the expansion of medicated-assisted treatment (MAT) in Siskiyou county. 

Siskiyou County data

The number of residents on dosages that put them at risk for overdose have dropped significantly.

The number of residents who take both opioids and benzodiazepines (drugs like Xanax, Klonopin, and Valium), which in combination with opioids carry a high risk of overdose have dropped significantly.

Report Card

The Siskiyou Opioid Safety Coalition maintains a report card of county data pertaining to the opioid issues.
 Siskiyou Opioid Safety Coalition Report Card
California Opioid Overdose Surveillance Dashboard

Surveillance Dashboard

Visit the California Opioid Overdose Surveillance Dashboard, created and maintained by the California Dept. of Public Health, which has county-level data for the entire state.

CDC Opioid Data Analysis and Resources

Visit the CDC website to obtain the latest national data regarding opioids.
 Siskiyou Opioid Safety Coalition Report Card