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2010 Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) Available for Download and Online Analysis

The 2010 DAWN emergency department (ED) public-use data files are now available for download and online analysis through the SAMHDA Web site. more...

The Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) is a nationally representative public health surveillance system that continuously monitors hospital drug-related emergency department (ED) visits and drug-related deaths reported by select coroner and medical examiner offices across the country. 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. Variables in DAWN provide details on the ED visit, including type of case, case disposition, drug involvement, route of administration, and the number of unique drugs reported.

A report summarizing the Highlights of the 2010 Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) Findings on Drug-Related Emergency Department Visits is available from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The 2004 through 2009 DAWN ED public-use data and documentation files are also available on the SAMHDA Web site for download and online analysis.

Access the 2010 DAWN study home page
Learn more about DAWN on the DAWN series home page