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

Drug misuse deaths reported to DAWN 120
Suicide deaths reported to DAWN 28
Population 1,213,339
Drug misuse deaths per 1,000,000 population 98.9
Suicide deaths per 1,000,000 population 23.1

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 116 120 30 18 28 7
Alcohol1 27 31 0 7 12 0
Cocaine 56 53 16 -- 8 4
Marijuana 27 33 -- -- 9 --
Stimulants -- -- 0 -- 0 0
Club drugs2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Antidepressants 22 15 0 4 8 0
Antipsychotics -- 4 -- -- -- 0
Benzodiazepines 37 24 0 5 7 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 6 0 4 -- 0
Opiates/opioids 91 81 8 13 9 0
– Heroin (specified) 4 5 -- 0 0 0
– Methadone 26 17 -- 0 -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 70 68 4 13 8 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents -- 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- -- -- -- 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 5 4 0 -- 5 0
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 -- -- 0
Muscle relaxants 13 10 -- -- 4 0

Deaths by case type, 2004
Suicide 18.9%
Overmedication 0.0%
Homicide 0.0%
All other accidental 7.4%
Could not be determined 73.6%

Causes of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Any drug-related cause 100
– Abuse 26
– Drug or alcohol 99
– Toxic effects 74
Body systems (includes infections) 11
Accidents and injuries 11

Place of death, 2004
Drug misuse Deaths
Health care facility 28
Home 59
Public place --
Other 28
Not documented --

Death rates by gender and age: Drug misuse, 2004
Gender Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Male 146.1
Female 53.5

Age Deaths per 1,000,000 population
Under 21 26.6
21 to 34 143.1
35 to 54 188.4
55 and over 25.7

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug misuse deaths, 2004
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 8 73 81
Cocaine 16 37 53
Marijuana 2 31 33
Alcohol 0 31 31
Benzodiazepines 0 24 24

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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