Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Drug Abuse Warning Network: Inhalant Data

The Office of Applied Studies at SAMHSA has just released Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2007: Area Profiles of Drug-Related Mortality.

This publication includes data on deaths related to drug misuse and drug-related suicide that were submitted by participating medical examiners/coroners in 63 metropolitan areas and 10 States.

We just went through the study and pulled out all the inhalant data contained within. A short summary of findings follows below:

Drug Related deaths by drug category, 2006-2007

Massachusetts:
Drug Related Deaths to Inhalants in 2006: 9
Drug Related Suicide: Deaths 2006 (Inhalants): 7
Drug Related Suicide: Deaths 2007 (Inhalants): 8
Drug Related Suicide: Single-drug deaths 2007: (inhalants): 4

Oklahoma:
Drug Related Deaths to Inhalants in 2007: 7
Drug Related Single-drug deaths 2007: (inhalants): 6

Oregon:
Drug Related Deaths to Inhalants in 2007: 4
Drug Related Suicide: Deaths 2007 (Inhalants): 4

Virginia:
Drug Related Deaths to Inhalants in 2007: 4

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH
Drug Related: Deaths to Inhalants in 2006: 4
Drug Related Suicide: Deaths 2006 (Inhalants): 5
Drug Related Suicide: Deaths 2007 (Inhalants): 6
Drug Related Suicide: Single-drug deaths 2007: (inhalants): 4

Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI:
Drug Related: Deaths to Inhalants in 2006: 9
Drug Related: Deaths to Inhalants in 2007: 8

New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA:
Drug Related Deaths to Inhalants in 2007: 4
Drug Related Single-drug deaths 2007: (inhalants): 4
Drug Related Suicide: Deaths 2007 (Inhalants): 5

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ:
Drug Related Deaths to Inhalants in 2007: 6
Drug Related Suicide: Deaths 2007 (Inhalants): 7
Drug Related Suicide: Single-drug deaths 2007: (inhalants): 5

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA:
Drug Related Deaths to Inhalants in 2006:4
Drug Related Deaths to Inhalants in 2007:6
Drug Related Suicide: Deaths 2007 (Inhalants):8

San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA
Drug Related Suicide: Deaths 2007 (Inhalants): 5
Drug Related Suicide: Single-drug deaths 2007: (inhalants): 5

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
Drug Related Suicide: Deaths 2006 (Inhalants): 7

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH (Middlesex County, MA)
Drug Related Suicide: Deaths 2006 (Inhalants): 4

Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI (Macomb County, MI)
Drug Related: Deaths to Inhalants in 2006: 7
Drug Related: Deaths to Inhalants in 2007: 7

New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA (New York County)
Drug Related Suicide: Deaths 2007 (Inhalants): 4

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (Pierce County)
Drug Related: Deaths to Inhalants in 2006: 5

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