Los Angeles County

This dashboard serves to track patterns in opioid abuse and its consequences, including for prescription opioids, natural/semi-synthetic opioids, synthetic opioids, and heroin. Data on prevalence of abuse, perceptions regarding use, opioid prescriptions, healthcare utilization, deaths, opioid use disorder treatment, and safe disposal of prescription opioids in Los Angeles County are presented. This data supports the efforts of SafeMedLA, the prescription drug abuse coalition of Los Angeles County.

Click on a tile below to explore the Los Angeles County data in more depth:

Key Indicators


Prescription pain reliever misuse in past year (2021)


Heroin use in past year (2021)


Opioid prescriptions per 1,000 residents (2021)

6 in 10

Fentanyl-laced fake pills with lethal dose (2021)


 ED visits (2021)


Opioid-related hospitalizations (2021)


Primary heroin treatment admissions (FY2122)


Accidental opioid overdose deaths (2022)

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Updated 12/27/2023

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 tkim@ph.lacounty.gov