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Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta: GA, Fulton County, GA

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 90
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 10
Population 814,438
Drug misuse deaths per 1,000,000 population 110.5
Suicide deaths per 1,000,000 population 12.3

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 108 90 47 4 10 --
Alcohol1 23 22 0 -- 4 --
Cocaine 78 61 35 -- 0 --
Marijuana -- 0 0 0 0 --
Stimulants 4 8 4 0 0 --
Club drugs2 -- -- 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens3 0 0 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 --
 
Antidepressants 7 4 0 -- 4 --
Antipsychotics 0 0 0 0 -- --
Benzodiazepines 18 10 0 -- -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics -- -- -- -- -- --
Opiates/opioids 53 37 7 0 -- --
– Heroin (specified) -- -- 0 0 0 --
– Methadone -- 5 0 0 0 --
– All other opiates/opioids 50 33 7 0 -- --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 -- -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- -- 0 -- 0 --
Anticonvulsants 0 0 0 0 0 --
Muscle relaxants -- -- 0 0 0 --

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 10.0%
Overmedication 13.0%
Homicide 0.0%
All other accidental 74.0%
Could not be determined 3.0%

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 86
– Abuse --
– Drug or alcohol 86
– Toxic effects 73
Body systems (includes infections) 25
Accidents and injuries --

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 22
Home 37
Public place 9
Other 22
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 145.1
Female 54.6

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 3.8
21 to 34 87.8
35 to 54 176.7
55 and over 122.2

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Cocaine 35 26 61
Opiates/opioids 7 30 37
Alcohol 0 22 22
Benzodiazepines 0 10 10
Stimulants 4 4 8

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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