Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN): Drug-Related ED Visits Involving Suicide Attempts Short Report, 2021 – 2023

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The Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) Drug-Related ED Visits Involving Suicide Attempts Short Report focuses on national estimates and characteristics of drug-related ED visits involving suicide attempts. There were 51 drug-related ED visits involving suicide attempts per 100,000 population. The short report identifies higher rates of suicide attempts among adolescent (age 12 to 17) females compared to adolescent males (231 per 100,000 vs. 66 per 100,00) and young adult (age 18 to 25) females compared to young adult males (145 per 100,000 vs. 73 per 100,000). Lastly, this short report identifies the top five substances mentioned in drug-related ED visits involving suicide attempts: alcohol (24%), antidepressant (20%), acetaminophen (16%), benzodiazepine (12%), and ibuprofen (10%).

Learn more: https://www.samhsa.gov/data/report/dawn-drug-related-ed-visits-involving-suicide-attempts