Scotland Drug Fatality Figures Hit Massive Record High


New figures from The National Record of Scotland make tough reading as drug related deaths in the country have reached a record high. 

The figures for 2016 show a shocking 23% increase on 2015, with 867 recorded deaths.

England and Wales have also recorded an increase in drug deaths of 2% (3,744).

Scotland, however, has seen a much steeper increase and is also seeing rises in fatalities year on year.

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Source: National Records of Scotland

Drug related early deaths are now ahead of alcohol related early deaths in Scotland.

Like America, the leading problem drugs in Scotland are opioids.

Scotland’s Minister for Public Health and Sport, Aileen Campbell, recently announced a “refresh” of the national drugs strategy in an attempt to stem the crisis.

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