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Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI: Macomb County, MI

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 146
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 19
Population 830,663
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 17.6
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 2.3

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 11.5%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 10.3%
Accidental 78.2%
Natural 0.0%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 34
Home 95
Public place 4
Other 13
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 4
Home 13
Public place 0
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 2 126 128
Benzodiazepines 0 76 76
Alcohol 0 51 51
Antidepressants 0 44 44
Cocaine 0 42 42

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 23.0
Female 12.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.7
21 to 34 25.7
35 to 54 34.5
55 and over 6.7

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2007-2008
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2007 Deaths, 2008 Single-drug deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2007 Deaths, 2008 Single-drug deaths, 2008

* Includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21.
Includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine.
†† Includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.

includes
ALL DRUGS 130 146 -- 29 19 0
Alcohol* 29 51 -- 9 6  
Cocaine 35 42 -- -- --  
Marijuana 16 17 -- -- --  
Stimulants -- -- -- -- 0  
Club drugs -- -- -- -- 0  
Hallucinogens†† 0 -- -- 0 0  
Inhalants -- -- -- 0 0  
Antidepressants 30 44 -- 11 11  
Antipsychotics 7 14 -- -- 7  
Benzodiazepines 70 76 -- 15 10  
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 32 17 -- 8 7  
Opiates/opioids 118 128 -- 13 7  
– Heroin (specified) 31 66 -- 0 0  
– Methadone 31 21 -- -- 0  
– All other opiates/opioids 89 79 -- 13 7  
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- 0 -- 0 0  
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 -- 0 0  
Misc. analgesics/combinations 26 23 -- 9 6  
Anticonvulsants 5 8 -- -- --  
Muscle relaxants 24 15 -- -- --  

End Notes

1. Drug-related deaths exclude suicides.
2. All death rates are per 100,000 population.
3. -- A number less than 4 has been suppressed.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2008 (08/2009 update).

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