The findings in this publication reflect data on drug-related deaths that occurred during calendar year 2010 and were reported by participating medical examiners/coroners (ME/Cs) to DAWN. Data are not nationally representative but cover metropolitan areas in 37 states, with complete data for 13 states. Counts of drug-related deaths for (1) drug-related deaths (non-suicide), and (2) drug-related suicide deaths. Tables include counts for major drugs/drug categories with comparisons to 2009, manner of death, rates by sex and age, top 5 drugs and place of death.
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