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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 January 2024 as well as for the period January 2023–January 2024. During January 2024, there were 680 overdoses, 51 fatal and 629 nonfatal, a reduction compared to January 2023 when there were 803 overdoses, 54 fatal and 749 nonfatal. During 2023 as a whole, 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 608, 15.9% lower than the total confirmed fatal overdoses for the same period in 2022, 723. Nonfatal overdoses, January–December 2023 totaled 9,049, which is 7.3% lower than the total in 2022, 9,760.


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