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Albuquerque, NM: Bernalillo County, NM

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 130
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 13
Population 593,765
Drug misuse deaths per 1,000,000 population 218.9
Suicide deaths per 1,000,000 population 21.9

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2003-2004
Drug category Drug misuse Suicide
Deaths,
2003
Deaths,
2004
Single-drug
deaths,
2004
Deaths,
2003
Deaths,
2004
Single-drug
deaths,
2004
1 Includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21.
2 Includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine.
3 Includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 141 130 56 14 13 4
Alcohol1 49 38 0 5 6 0
Cocaine 57 47 16 -- -- 0
Marijuana -- 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 4 9 5 0 -- 0
Club drugs2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens3 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- 0 0 0 0 0
 
Antidepressants 13 12 4 6 6 0
Antipsychotics 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Benzodiazepines 15 13 0 0 -- 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics -- 4 0 0 0 0
Opiates/opioids 100 96 29 5 8 4
– Heroin (specified) 39 38 10 0 -- 0
– Methadone 20 25 7 -- -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 47 39 12 -- 6 4
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- -- 0 0 -- 0
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 -- 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- 5 -- -- -- 0
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 0 0 0
Muscle relaxants 5 4 0 0 0 0

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 9.1%
Overmedication 18.2%
Homicide 0.0%
All other accidental 65.7%
Could not be determined 7.0%

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 117
– Abuse --
– Drug or alcohol 116
– Toxic effects 93
Body systems (includes infections) 28
Accidents and injuries 8

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 24
Home 77
Public place 10
Other 19
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 293.7
Female 148.5

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 46.7
21 to 34 257.5
35 to 54 454.9
55 and over 99.2

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 29 67 96
Cocaine 16 31 47
Alcohol 0 38 38
Benzodiazepines 0 13 13
Antidepressants 4 8 12

End Notes
-- Indicates a number less than 4 has been suppressed.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network 2004 (11/2005 update).

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