It’s easy to get opioids in Transylvania County.
2.6 million pain pills were prescribed in 2016.
|Rate of retail opioid prescriptions dispensed per 100 persons||115.8||106.2||98.9||82.5|
|Opioid pills prescribed per resident||n/a||81||78||66.5|
Pills are not secured and disposed of properly, making it easy for others to use them.
|Percentage of Transylvania County residents who…||2014||2017|
Transylvania County has a high overdose rate.
One overdose is one too many.
|Unintentional poisoning mortality rate per 100,000 population||18.1||13.2|
|Rate of opiate poisoning deaths per 100,000 population||15.1||10.3|