Philadelphia is facing the greatest public health crisis in a century. Every neighborhood in the city is being hit hard by an epidemic of opioid use and overdose. Across all racial and ethnic groups, the number of deaths from drug overdose is higher than the number of deaths from homicide. Of the 1,217 overdoses in 2017, 1,074 involved opioids.
The City is fighting back
The City is working to save lives, improve access to help, and reverse the negative effects opioids have had on our communities. Learn more about the work underway through the Philadelphia Resilience Project.