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2007 Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) Available for Online Analysis

The 2007 DAWN emergency department (ED) public-use data files are now available for online analysis through the SAMHDA Web site.


DAWN is a public health surveillance system that annually monitors and produces estimates of hospital drug-related ED visits and drug-related deaths reported by selected medical examiner and coroner offices. All types of drugs (licit and illicit) are covered, including all alcohol involvement for patients under 21, and alcohol involvement in combination with other substances for those 21 and older. DAWN estimates are based on a national sample of general, non-Federal hospitals, with oversampling of hospitals in selected metropolitan areas.


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is the agency responsible for DAWN.

Access the 2007 DAWN study


Learn more about DAWN on the DAWN series home page

2012-02-14