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

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 141
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 21
Population 1,472,086
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 9.6
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.4

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 135 141 60 25 21 4
Alcohol* 34 36 0 -- 5 0
Cocaine 59 45 20 0 -- 0
Marijuana 6 -- 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Club drugs -- -- -- 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† -- 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- 0 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants 20 14 0 9 8 --
Antipsychotics -- -- 0 7 -- 0
Benzodiazepines 40 27 0 4 6 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 16 14 0 5 6 --
Opiates/opioids 102 101 36 13 10 --
– Heroin (specified) 33 45 20 0 0 0
– Methadone 27 22 8 0 -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 68 46 8 13 9 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- -- -- -- 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 9 9 -- 5 7 --
Anticonvulsants 0 -- -- -- 0 0
Muscle relaxants 11 9 0 -- 5 0

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 13.0%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 1.2%
Natural/accidental 85.8%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 11
Home 116
Public place --
Other 11
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 14
Public place --
Other 4
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 15.2
Female 4.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.9
21 to 34 14.2
35 to 54 19.1
55 and over 4.4

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 36 65 101
Cocaine 20 25 45
Alcohol 0 36 36
Benzodiazepines 0 27 27
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 14 14

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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