OPEN MINDS, The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry Statistics The number of drug abuse-related emergency department (ED) visits involving benzodiazepines has increased 41%, from 71,609 in 1995 to 100,784 in 2002. Of these visits, over three-quarters (78%) involved two or more drugs. Trends in benzodiazepine-related ED visits show that there has been a 41% increase between 1995 and 2002. Not only were they involved in over 100,000 drug abuse-related visits in 2002, but they were also the most commonly mentioned type . . .
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