Heroin, Fentanyl and Prescription Drug Misuse
In New Orleans ...
According to local surveys, heroin is considered the greatest drug threat to the Greater New Orleans area.2
However the use of fentanyl, and other synthetic opioids is also on the rise. In 2017, 87 people died accidentally with fentanyl in their system, compared to 48 in 2016 and 13 in 2015, according to the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office.2
1Heroin Overdose Data. Center of Disease Control and Prevention. Source: https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/data/heroin.html
2Greater New Orleans Situational Drug Report. Source: https://www.dea.gov/documents/2018/10/15/greater-new-orleans-situational-drug-report