Alcohol and Drug Related Deaths

For many years deaths due to drug and alcohol abuse have remained higher than the state average. This report shows an improvement in this area, however, drug use, binge drinking, and other risky behaviors can shorten a person’s life. Goal:≤ state rate

Leading Causes of Death

On average Cowlitz County death rates are higher or equal to the State’s. Diabetes, unintended injuries, and COPD rates are very troubling. Goal: ≤ state rate