From 2012-2021, alcohol- and drug-related overdose deaths in the Los Angeles County increased by 225%. This dashboard serves to track patterns in alcohol and other drug (AOD) use and its consequences, including availability, prevalence of use, driving under the influence, poisoning, healthcare utilization, deaths, and substance use disorder treatment in Los Angeles County. Service Planning Area (SPA), Supervisorial District (SD), and city level data are available for some metrics. The information presented here can be used to inform data-driven planning of and to evaluate prevention and treatment services.
Individuals 12+ with Substance Use Disorder (2021)
Use Illicit Drugs (2021)
Alcohol or Other Drug
ED visits (2021)
Alcohol or Other Drug Hospitalizations (2021)
Alcohol or Other Drug Hospital Spending (2021)
Alcohol or Other Drug Deaths (2021)
Patients in Substance Use Disorder Treatment (FY2122)
From 2012-2021, AOD-related hospitalizations in LAC increased 43%
From 2010-2019, DUI arrests
in LAC decreased 42%
From 2012-2021, AOD-related
ED visits in LAC increased 34%
From 2012-2021, hospital spending for AOD-related hospitalizations in LAC increased 166% (2022 US dollars)
From 2012-2021, overdose deaths in LAC increased 225%
From FY1718-FY2122, SUD treatment admissions increased 10% and patients decreased 11% in LAC
This dashboard was developed by the Health Outcomes and Data Analytics (HODA) Division of the Substance Abuse Prevention and Control (SAPC) Bureau in the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. For information regarding this story, please contact Tina Kim, PhD at email@example.com
California Department of Motor Vehicles. Annual reports of the California DUI management information system.
California's Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI). Nonpublic Inpatient Discharge and Emergency Department data. California Department of Public Health (CDPH).
Los Angeles County Medical Examiner/Coroner’s Office. Coroner and Toxicology data. Data as of May 2022.
Los Angeles County Participant Reporting System (LACPRS). Substance Abuse Prevention and Control, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.