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UK drug deaths reach new record level

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More than 1,300 people died of drug misuse in Scotland last year, with the country seeing a record number of deaths for the seventh year in a row.

The annual figures showed that there were 1,339 drug deaths last year - an increase of 75 from the 1,264 recorded the previous year.

It means Scotland continues to have by far the highest drug death rate recorded by any country in Europe.

And its rate is more than three-and-a-half times that of England and Wales.

The number of drug-related deaths has increased substantially over the past 20 years and is now almost three times higher than it was a decade ago, with the upward trend accelerating since 2013.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-58024296

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Thats prohibition for you...

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Still Waters

Drug deaths in England and Wales highest since 1993

The number of drug-related deaths recorded in England and Wales in 2020 was the highest since records began in 1993.

In total, 4,561 deaths related to drug poisoning were registered - equivalent to a rate of 79.5 per million people.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said about half of these would have occurred in 2019, because of delays in registering deaths.

The majority will have occurred before the pandemic, it added.

The latest figures, which are published annually, show stark differences between men and women, and among different regions.

There were more than twice as many deaths among men as there were among women.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58070848

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ethereal_scout

Legalise all of it and treat it like alcohol. If regulated all the Puchin and illicit Stills would be out of business.

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2 hours ago, Still Waters said:

Drug deaths in England and Wales highest since 1993

The number of drug-related deaths recorded in England and Wales in 2020 was the highest since records began in 1993.

In total, 4,561 deaths related to drug poisoning were registered - equivalent to a rate of 79.5 per million people.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said about half of these would have occurred in 2019, because of delays in registering deaths.

The majority will have occurred before the pandemic, it added.

The latest figures, which are published annually, show stark differences between men and women, and among different regions.

There were more than twice as many deaths among men as there were among women.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58070848

The article does not seem to make much sense ?

Claims that an annual survey shows an increase yet the figures used cover 2 yrs and the ONS do not know exactly how many cases were for each year.

Somebody at the bbc obviously did not do statistics.

Was 2019 worse than 2020 ? and is the headline supported by the numbers

Then the article gives a link to this - The ONS figures come after an independent review said spending cuts had left recovery services for drug addicts "on their knees".

The bbc seem to be more interested ;) in supporting the idea that spending cuts have created problems and less worried about the validity of what happened when

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