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Table 21. Trends in Drug-Related Emergency Room Episodes and Selected Drug Mentions, 19882000

Year

Emergency room episodes and drug mentions

Total drug episodes

Total drug mentions

Total cocaine mentions

Total heroin mentions

Total marijuana mentions

1988

403,578

668,153

101,578

38,063

19,962

1989

425,904

713,392

110,013

41,656

20,703

1990

371,208

635,460

80,355

33,884

15,706

1991

393,968

674,861

101,189

35,898

16,251

1992

433,493

751,731

119,843

48,003

23,997

1993

460,910

796,762

123,423

63,232

28,873

1994

518,521

900,317

142,878

64,013

40,183

1995

513,633

901,206

135,801

70,838

45,271

1996

514,347

907,561

152,433

73,846

53,789

1997

527,058

943,937

161,087

72,010

64,744

1998

542,544

982,856

172,014

77,645

76,870

1999

554,932

1,015,206

168,763

84,409

87,150

2000

601,776

1,100,539

174,896

97,287

96,446

Source: Drug Abuse Warning Network, National Institute on Drug Abuse (19881991) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (19922000).




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