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

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 425
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 20
Population 1,949,929
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 21.8
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.0

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 4.5%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 1.6%
Accidental 93.3%
Natural 0.7%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 142
Home 215
Public place --
Other 65
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 4
Home 14
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 61 233 294
Cocaine 72 123 195
Alcohol 0 107 107
Benzodiazepines 0 49 49
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 2 30 32

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 30.2
Female 14.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.9
21 to 34 21.8
35 to 54 45.8
55 and over 16.6

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.
ALL DRUGS 418 425 142 15 20 6
Alcohol* 105 107 0 6 6 0
Cocaine 214 195 72 0 -- 0
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants -- -- 0 0 0 0
Club drugs -- 4 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants 61 30 -- 5 9 --
Antipsychotics 30 19 -- 4 5 --
Benzodiazepines 46 49 0 -- -- 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 36 32 -- 0 8 --
Opiates/opioids 279 294 61 -- 7 --
– Heroin (specified) 109 162 18 0 0 0
– Methadone 49 44 13 0 -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 158 181 30 -- 7 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 -- -- -- 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 9 11 -- 0 0 0
Anticonvulsants 4 7 0 0 0 0
Muscle relaxants 7 19 -- 0 -- 0

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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