Drug Abuse Warning Network


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Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN)

a system of collecting information about admissions to emergency treatment facilities for drug abuse.

Drug Abuse Warning Network

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DAWN

A national system of surveillance that records the number of deaths and emergency department visits caused by illicit drugs. It was renamed “New DAWN” in 2003.
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5) The following year, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration's Drug Abuse Warning Network reported that there were 601,563 drug-related episodes in hospital emergency rooms nationwide.
Between 2009 and 2011, as use rates went up, the rate of emergency room visits for cannabis intoxication rose by 19 percent, according to the Drug Abuse Warning Network.
Researchers assessed data from the Drug Abuse Warning Network and noted that young adults between 18 and 39 made up more than 75% of all the ED visits.
The Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) report, posted May 12, 2011.
The Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) mortality report (http://dawninfo.
Data from the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) report estimated that heroin was involved in 162,137 emergency department visits in 2004 (2).

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