2007 Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) Released

The 2007 DAWN ED public-use data and documentation files are now available for download through the SAMHDA Web site.

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 selected coroner and medical examiner offices across the country. 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.

SAMHDA also provides public-use data files for the 2008 DAWN and 2009 DAWN. SAMHSA is planning to release DAWN data for 2004 to 2006 in the upcoming months. Detailed data tables and publications using data collected by DAWN are also available on the DAWN page at the SAMHSA website.

Learn more about DAWN on the 2007 DAWN study home page.