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DAWN | Drug Abuse Warning Network
Collected Date: 2004-2011
Report Type: Short Report

This short report uses data from the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) to examine the emergency department (ED) visits for children aged 1 -5 that involved opioid pain relievers. Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab), oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet), and codeine are examples of opioid pain relievers; buprenorphine (Suboxone), is an opioid that is...

DAWN | Drug Abuse Warning Network
Collected Date: 2010-2013
Report Type: Short Report

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.

NSDUH | National Survey on Drug Use and Health, DAWN | Drug Abuse Warning Network, TEDS | Treatment Episode Data Set
Collected Date: 2007-2014
Report Type: Data Review or Analytical Report

This report presents facts about substance use among adults age 65 and older, including information on substance use on an average day, receipt of substance use treatment, and emergency department (ED) visits. This paper draws upon three SAMHSA data collections: the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), the...

DAWN | Drug Abuse Warning Network
Collected Date: 2004-2011
Report Type: Short Report

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...

DAWN | Drug Abuse Warning Network
Collected Date: 2004-2011
Report Type: Short Report

This short report from the Drug Abuse Warning Network examines emergency department (ED) visits that involved a drug-related suicide attempt. It looks at the characteristics of the ED visits where the patient left against medical advice (before the ED visit was completed). It discusses how patients who left the ED...

DAWN | Drug Abuse Warning Network, TEDS | Treatment Episode Data Set
Collected Date: 2010-2014
Report Type: Short Report

There has been a significant increase in hospitalizations for opioid misuse in recent years. Using 2010-2014 MarketScan commercial data, this report finds that 40 percent of patients do not receive any follow-up services within 30 days after an opioid-related hospitalization. Only 11 percent of patients received the recommended combination of...

DAWN | Drug Abuse Warning Network
Collected Date: 2005-2011
Report Type: Short Report

Describes emergency department (ED) visits involving the nonmedical use of narcotic pain relievers (opioids) using data from the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN). The drugs most commonly combined with narcotic pain relievers in ED visits; trends for narcotic pain relievers (2005-2011); demographic characteristics of narcotic pain reliever-related visits in 2011...

DAWN | Drug Abuse Warning Network
Collected Date: 2010-2011
Report Type: Short Report

This short report uses data on drug-related emergency department (ED) visits from the Drug Abuse Warning Network to look at 2011 ED visits involving synthetic cannabinoids. It shows trends compared to 2010 by gender, age group, the age distribution of patients, the drugs most commonly combined with synthetic cannabinoids and...

DAWN | Drug Abuse Warning Network
Collected Date: 2005-2011
Report Type: Short Report

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...

DAWN | Drug Abuse Warning Network
Collected Date: 2005-2010
Report Type: Short Report

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...

DAWN | Drug Abuse Warning Network
Collected Date: 2007-2011
Report Type: Short Report

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...

DAWN | Drug Abuse Warning Network
Collected Date: 2005-2011
Report Type: Spotlight

This spotlight uses data from the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) to examine emergency department visits related to suicide attempts that involved drugs. There was an overall increase in drug-related suicide attempts from 2005 to 2011 (for patients ages 12 and older). The report also examines the trends for individual...

DAWN | Drug Abuse Warning Network
Collected Date: 2005-2011
Report Type: Short Report

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...

DAWN | Drug Abuse Warning Network
Collected Date: 2004-2011
Report Type: Data Table

Excel file with national estimates, rates, relative standard errors, trends and confidence intervals for all drug-related emergency department (ED) visits involving drug misuse or abuse, covering 2004-2011. Drug misuse/abuse visits include the use of illicit drugs, nonmedical use of pharmaceuticals, underage drinking and visits where alcohol was combined with another...

DAWN | Drug Abuse Warning Network
Collected Date: 2004-2011
Report Type: Data Table

Excel file with national estimates, rates, relative standard errors, trends and confidence intervals for all drug-related emergency department (ED) visits involving illicit drugs, covering 2004-2011. These visits involve the use of drugs that have limited or no therapeutic value and are generally illegal if taken without a prescription. It also...