The highest number of fatal drug overdoses in Ohio occur on weekends but, perhaps surprisingly, deaths are fairly evenly spread throughout the week.

In 2016, accidental drug overdoses killed 4,050 Ohioans. Here’s when those Ohioans died.

The information is from the Centers for Disease Control cause of death database. Here’s the same data in table form.

We’ll run additional charts in the future to provide a detailed portrait of who’s dying, why and when. The goal is to help understand the drug overdose epidemic so it may be reversed.

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— Dennis Cauchon, President, Harm Reduction Ohio

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