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

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 110
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 9
Population 822,660
Drug misuse deaths per 1,000,000 population 133.7
Suicide deaths per 1,000,000 population 10.9

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 76 110 9 11 9 --
Alcohol1 18 28 0 4 -- --
Cocaine 32 48 4 -- 0 --
Marijuana 8 11 0 0 0 --
Stimulants 0 -- 0 -- 0 --
Club drugs2 0 0 0 0 0 --
Hallucinogens3 0 0 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 0 -- 0 -- 0 --
 
Antidepressants 12 16 -- -- 4 --
Antipsychotics 0 -- 0 0 -- --
Benzodiazepines 22 46 0 7 4 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 7 11 0 -- 0 --
Opiates/opioids 60 96 4 8 4 --
– Heroin (specified) 4 27 -- 0 0 --
– Methadone 8 11 0 -- -- --
– All other opiates/opioids 53 81 -- 8 -- --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 -- 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 9 15 0 5 -- --
Anticonvulsants -- 0 0 0 0 --
Muscle relaxants 4 8 0 0 -- --

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 7.6%
Overmedication 10.1%
Homicide 0.0%
All other accidental 24.4%
Could not be determined 58.0%

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 107
– Abuse 8
– Drug or alcohol 107
– Toxic effects 100
Body systems (includes infections) 8
Accidents and injuries --

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 27
Home 69
Public place --
Other 13
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 170.6
Female 98.0

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 13.5
21 to 34 181.0
35 to 54 286.1
55 and over 36.0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 4 92 96
Cocaine 4 44 48
Benzodiazepines 0 46 46
Alcohol 0 28 28
Antidepressants 1 15 16

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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