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Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 613
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 46
Metro area population, 2008 4,425,110
Population covered by DAWN 3,132,061
Percent of population covered by DAWN 71%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2008
Counties Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
* Area did not participate in DAWN this year.
Total participating (4) 613 19.6 46 1.5 3,132,061
1. Lapeer County, MI*         90,875
2. Livingston County, MI 16 8.8 3 1.6 182,575
3. Macomb County, MI 146 17.6 19 2.3 830,663
4. Oakland County, MI*         1,202,174
5. St. Clair County, MI 26 15.4 4 2.4 168,894
6. Wayne County, MI 425 21.8 20 1.0 1,949,929

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 7.0%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 4.4%
Accidental 88.2%
Natural 0.5%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 185
Home 335
Public place 7
Other 86
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 9
Home 33
Public place 0
Other 4
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 63 394 457
Cocaine 73 177 250
Alcohol 0 167 167
Benzodiazepines 0 146 146
Antidepressants 1 87 88

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 1 24 25
Opiates/opioids 1 15 16
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 1 14 15
Benzodiazepines 0 14 14
Alcohol 0 12 12

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 26.5
Female 13.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.1
21 to 34 23.1
35 to 54 39.6
55 and over 12.8

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.6
Female 1.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.4
21 to 34 1.9
35 to 54 2.3
55 and over 1.3

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   613 145   46 7
Alcohol*   167 0   12 0
Cocaine   250 73   -- --
Marijuana   25 0   -- 0
Stimulants   -- 0   -- 0
Club drugs   6 0   0 0
Hallucinogens††   -- 0   0 0
Inhalants   -- 0   0 0
Antidepressants   88 --   25 --
Antipsychotics   37 --   12 --
Benzodiazepines   146 0   14 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics   51 --   15 --
Opiates/opioids   457 63   16 --
– Heroin (specified)   232 19   0 0
– Methadone   78 13   -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids   282 31   16 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents   -- 0   0 0
Salicylates/combinations   -- --   0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations   44 --   9 0
Anticonvulsants   18 0   -- 0
Muscle relaxants   44 --   4 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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