Preliminary DAWN Data Review
This is a preliminary report on the Drug Abuse Warning Network (April 2019-October 2020). The Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) is a nationwide public health surveillance system administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ). DAWN captures data on ED visits related to recent substance use and misuse, such as alcohol use, illicit drug use, suicide attempts, and nonmedical use of pharmaceuticals. The sample of DAWN hospitals is not complete as not all hospitals started data abstraction at the same time during the April 2019-October 2020 period. For this reason, and because the data are unweighted, this report provides only preliminary results that are not generalizable to the US; caution must therefore be exercised in interpreting the data presented here.
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