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New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA: Suffolk County, NY

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 188
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 27
Population 1,512,224
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 12.4
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.8

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 12.6%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 0.9%
Accidental 83.3%
Natural 3.3%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 58
Home 108
Public place --
Other 19
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 17
Public place 4
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 51 104 155
Cocaine 13 55 68
Alcohol 0 49 49
Benzodiazepines 1 42 43
Antidepressants 2 10 12

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 19.0
Female 6.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.6
21 to 34 16.2
35 to 54 26.3
55 and over 4.2

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 183 188 67 23 27 11
Alcohol* 39 49 0 -- 7 0
Cocaine 67 68 13 -- 0 0
Marijuana -- -- 0 0 0 0
Stimulants -- -- 0 0 0 0
Club drugs -- 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants 13 12 -- -- 5 --
Antipsychotics -- 5 0 -- -- 0
Benzodiazepines 42 43 -- 6 8 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 12 7 0 8 6 --
Opiates/opioids 145 155 51 13 15 4
– Heroin (specified) 35 45 17 0 0 0
– Methadone 38 36 16 0 -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 89 81 18 13 14 4
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 12 6 0 5 5 --
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 0 0 0
Muscle relaxants 13 6 0 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, 2008 (08/2009 update).

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