The Opioid Epidemic
What is an Opioid?
How did this Start?
Opioids is a term that refers to medications or drugs that bind to the opioid receptors in the brain and are commonly known as pain killers.
Some common opioids are:
Opioids are meant to typically meant to treat severe acute pain, such as surgery pain or pain from cancer.
San Benito County 2018 Data
Most recent confirmed data is from 2018 due to long waits from tests and confirmation from many sources, such as the hospitals, coroner, medical examiner, etc. Some data from 2019 is available however remains preliminary.