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Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center

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Orono, ME

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This report documents suspected and confirmed fatal and nonfatal drug overdoses in Maine during July 2023 as well as for the period January 2022–July 2023. During July 2023, the proportion of fatal overdoses averaged 6.6% of total overdoses. Monthly proportions of 2023 fatalities have fluctuated from a low of 4.1% in March to a high of 8.1% in April. During the period January–July 2023, fatal overdoses constituted 6.2% of all overdoses, lower than the 6.9% for the year in 2022. The total of confirmed and suspected fatal overdoses January–July, 2023, 366, is 7.8% lower than the total confirmed fatal overdoses for the same period in 2022, 397.


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