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 an opioid.
The City is fighting back
The City is working to save lives, improve access to help, and reverse the effects opioids have had on our community. Much of this work is guided by the 18 recommendations developed by Mayor Jim Kenney's Task Force to Combat the Opioid Epidemic in Philadelphia.
Learn more about the work underway.