Australia’s Annual Overdose Report 2021

The Pennington Institute has reported that 2021 was the sixth consecutive year that over 2,000 deaths were caused by drug overdose in Australia. The Annual Overdose Report states that there have been 34,728 overdose deaths in Australia since the year 2000 and that opioids accounted for 54% of the 1,644 overdose deaths recorded in 2019.