Drug Abuse Warning Network


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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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(1.) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2010: national estimates of drug-related emergency department visits.
Drug abuse warning network, 2009: national estimates of drug-related emergency department visits.
(4.) Drug Abuse Warning Network. Emergency Department Trends From DAWN: Final Estimates 1995 to 2002.
The federal government's Drug Abuse Warning Network counted 4,820 mentions of heroin or morphine (which are indistinguishable in the blood) by medical examiners in 1999.
This publication presents estimates of drug-related emergency department (ED) episodes from the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) from 1994 through the first half of 2001.
Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network
The Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN), also funded by SAMHSA, includes an annual national probability survey of drug-related problems treated in hospital emergency departments and drug-related death data collected from a nonrandom sample of medical examiners' and coroners' offices (SAMHSA, 1999a).
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) is a public health information system that tracks the impact of drug use, misuse, and abuse in the United States by monitoring drug-related hospital ED visits.
The report, "Drug-Related Emergency Department Visits Attributed to Intentional Poisoning," was developed from data obtained from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Drug Abuse Warning Network, a nationwide health surveillance system that monitors drug-related emergency visits.
Together with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the CDC reviewed the latest available 5 years of data on emergency department (ED) visits for nonmedical use of prescription drugs from SAMHSA's Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN).
The researchers matched the autopsy records with information in the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) database, which was set up by the Drug Enforcement Agency to collect mortality data from medical examiners and emergency room personnel.
That point is underlined by data from the federal government's Drug Abuse Warning Network. Selected DAWN numbers for 1999 (the most recent year for which nationwide totals are available) indicate that two deaths--or even too--over several years would not make ephedra stand out on a list of drugs mentioned by medical examiners.

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