This Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) short report shows the estimated number of emergency room visits involving attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder stimulant medications between 2005 and 2010. The report shows visits for nonmedical use, adverse reactions, visits involving other pharmaceuticals, illicit drugs or alcohol.
This Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) short report is about emergency department visits involving energy drinks (beverages containing caffeine and vitamins/minerals) from 2007 to 2011.
This Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) report shows emergency room visits in 2010 involving synthetic cannabinoid products commonly called \"Spice\" or \"K2\". These drugs are also known as synthetic marijuana,
This spotlight report describes the risks of combining the drug Ecstasy (also known as MDMA or methylenedioxymethamphetamine) with alcohol. For emergency department patients aged 20 and younger, it provides the number of emergency department visits that involved Ecstasy, and the percentage of Ecstasy-related visits that involved alcohol for the years...
This Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) spotlight is about emergency department visits involving nonmedical use of central nervous system stimulants among adults age 18 to 34 increase between 2005 and 2011.
This short report uses data on drug-related emergency department (ED) visits from the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) to examine the trends and characteristics of ED visits involving drug-related suicide attempts among ED patients aged 45-64 in 2011. The report discusses the patterns for male and female patients, the drugs...
This short report uses data on drug-related emergency department (ED) visits to examine the involvement of zolpidem in ED visits that are related to overmedication. Zolpidem is a medication used to treat insomnia. Overmedication may occur when a patient takes too much of their own medications (i.e., exceeds the prescribed...
This short report uses data on drug-related emergency department (ED) visits from the Drug Abuse Warning Network to examine the trends in ED visits involving methamphetamine from 2007 to 2011. In addition to the trends for total methamphetamine-related visits, it also shows trends by gender and by age group; the...
This short report uses data from the Drug Abuse Warning Network to examine when alcohol-related emergency department (ED) visits occurred, by time of day and day of the week. Data from a nationally-representative sample of non-Federal, general hospitals with 24-hour EDs was used, with combined data for 2004-2011. The pattern...
This short report uses data from the AHRQ Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (HCUP-NEDS) to assess the prevalence of underage alcohol misuse–related emergency department (ED) visits. Changes in the trends of alcohol-only and drug and alcohol-combination ED visits by age, gender and time are examined.
This report describes emergency department (ED) visits involving drug-related suicide attempts using data from the 2011 Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN). The ED visits for suicide attempts by middle-aged adults were more likely to involve alcohol combined with other drugs compared with other drug-related visits.
This Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) spotlight looks at the outcomes of emergency department visits that involve underage drinking in 2011. The report compares the outcome of emergency department vists by patients ages 12-20 that involved alcohol only, to visits where other drug(s) were taken along with alcohol.
This short report examines emergency department (ED) visits involving benzodiazepines, which are medications prescribed to relieve symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks and seizures. It looks at the effect of combining benzodiazepines with opioid pain relievers or alcohol, both substances that also depress the central nervous system. The report quantifies the...
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