›› Drug Related Emergency Room Visits

This chart illustrates the breakdown by type of visit to the emergency room without differentiating those related to chronic drug abuse.


Figure 1. Trends in Emergency Department (ED) Visits Involving the Nonmedical Use of Narcotic Pain Relievers: 2004 to 2008
This is a vertical bar graph comparing trends in emergency department (ED) visits involving the nonmedical use of narcotic pain relievers: 2004 to 2008. Accessible table located below this figure.


›› 2004 Emergency Room Visits by Drug

In 2004, cocaine was responsible for far more emergency room visits in the U.S. than any other drug.



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