The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is releasing the latest data today on confirmed accidental drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island. The data are from January 1, 2015 through November 29, 2015. Additional data are available online.
Final determination on whether a death is due to a drug overdose can take two or three months. For this reason, the numbers of confirmed drug overdose deaths in the most recent months are significantly lower than in the preceding months.