Fentanyl Fact Sheet

Hawai’i, and the United States as a whole, is in the midst of an unprecedented drug overdose epidemic. Since 1999, there have been over 1 million lives lost to overdose. 2021 saw the highest number of overdose deaths recorded at 107,622, two-thirds of which involved fentanyl. With the use of naloxone, an opioid overdose reversal agent, and a number of other public health interventions, the fact is that many of these deaths can be prevented.