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Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV: District of Columbia

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 125
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 10
Population 582,049
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 21.5
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.7

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2004-2005
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths,
2004
Deaths,
2005
Single-drug
deaths,
2005
Deaths,
2004
Deaths,
2005
Single-drug
deaths,
2005
* 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 96 125 67 9 10 5
Alcohol* 14 15 -- 0 -- 0
Cocaine 59 87 36 -- 0 0
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† -- -- 0 -- -- 0
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Antidepressants 5 4 0 0 4 --
Antipsychotics -- -- -- -- 0 0
Benzodiazepines 4 -- 0 0 -- 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 0 0 -- -- --
Opiates/opioids 67 79 28 5 4 --
– Heroin (specified) 5 4 0 0 0 0
– Methadone 10 18 6 -- 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 60 63 22 -- 4 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Anticonvulsants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Muscle relaxants 0 0 0 0 0 0

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 7.4%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 5.9%
Natural/accidental 86.7%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 41
Home 57
Public place 12
Other 14
Not documented --

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 8
Public place --
Other 0
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 30.8
Female 13.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.4
21 to 34 7.0
35 to 54 58.2
55 and over 14.6

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Cocaine 36 51 87
Opiates/opioids 28 51 79
Alcohol 1 14 15
Antidepressants 0 4 4

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, 2005 (08/2008 update).

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