A few areas, including Kentucky, noted decreased overdoses.
The CDC's new report urges state health departments to take actions like distributing more naloxone, improving access to drug-assisted addiction therapies and coordinating across state lines to combat the opioid epidemic.
Almost 143,000 Americans were brought to the ER for opioid overdoses during the 15-month period. Previously, the agency looked at death from opioids, which lag behind reports from emergency rooms. In the United States in 2016, illicit and prescription drug overdoses killed 64,000 people.
There's more bad news about the country's staggering opioid epidemic.
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Now, their fast tracking method has revealed that the crisis is far from over. The data also capture the tens of thousands of nonfatal overdoses.
Emergency room visits for opioid overdoses are skyrocketing across the country. The increase - up 81 percent from 2016 - measured as the third largest in the U.S.
Overdoses increased in all five regions of the U.S., and in every demographic.
The report didn't offer an explanation as to why that region was so heavily affected.
Overdoses also increased in "cities and towns of all types", the report said.
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The centers for disease control says in a 15-month period, there were more than 142,000 suspected overdoses-an increase of 30%. There was a 32 percent increase among those 55 and older.
CDC acting director Anne Schuchat called those increases "concerning", and said it was likely too early to tell what was behind them, though changes in the local drug supply might be to blame.
Every state in the Midwest region experienced large increases: Wisconsin (109 percent), IL (66 percent), in (35 percent), OH (28 percent) and Missouri (21 percent). New Jersey was not included in the study. "Increases in opioid overdoses varied by region and urbanization level, indicating a need for localized responses", the authors for the CDC study published Tuesday (March 6) wrote.
Meanwhile, White House officials are being briefed today by Dr Warren Bickel, an addiction neuroscientist with Virginia Tech University, whose aim is to educate the government on the behavioral science behind the opioid epidemic.
The report highlighted a number of prevention and treatment methods that have been, and will continue to be, implemented to drive down the staggering effects of the nationwide crisis.
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The CDC said tracking hospital visits was more comprehensive than counting overdose related deaths.