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Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center

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This report documents suspected and confirmed fatal and nonfatal drug overdoses in Maine during December 2023 as well as for the two-year period January 2022–December 2023 (Table 1). During December 2023, the proportion of fatal overdoses averaged 6.7% of total overdoses. Monthly proportions of 2023 fatalities have fluctuated from a low of 4.3% in March to a high of 8.1% in April. During the period January–December 2023, fatal overdoses constituted 6.3% of all overdoses, lower than the 6.9% for the year in 2022. The total number of confirmed and suspected fatal overdoses January–December 2023 is 607, 16.0% lower than the total confirmed fatal overdoses for the same period in 2022, 723. The total number of nonfatal overdoses January–December 2023 is 9,047, 7.3% lower than the total confirmed nonfatal overdoses for the same period in 2022, 9,760.


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