Emergency Department Visits for Drug-Related Suicide Attempts Have Increased

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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 age groups (12-17, 18-29, 30-44, 45-64, and 65 and older).

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