2018 Stimulant Overdose Surveillance Annual Report (Preliminary)

The purpose of this report is to describe fatal (mortality) and nonfatal (morbidity) stimulant-involved hospitalizations and deaths in Georgia during 2016, 2017, and 2018, including those involving prescription stimulants (e.g. Adderall, Ritalin, etc.), and illicit stimulants (e.g., cocaine, methamphetamine, etc.). Stimulant overdose data was analyzed by the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) Epidemiology Program, Drug Surveillance Unit, using Georgia hospital discharge inpatient and emergency department (ED) visit data, and DPH Vital Records death data. 

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