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Preventing drug related deaths

New guidance from Collective Voice and the NHS Substance Misuse Provider Alliance highlights five key approaches to minimise the number of drug-related deaths.

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Drug related deaths hit new high

Latest official figures show 3,744 people died in England and Wales in 2016 and note the increase in deaths relating to fentanyl, oxycodone and NPS.

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Deaths from legal highs

There has been a marked rise in the number of deaths connected to ‘legal highs’ between 2011 and 2013, when they more than tripled from seven to 23. These trends should be interpreted with caution as they are based on very small numbers.

Alcohol/Drugs/Gambling

Drug-related deaths continue to rise

The number of men whose death was officially caused by drug misuse is approximately the same now as it was 15 years ago, although the last two years have seen a sharp increase. The number of women whose death was officially caused by drug misuse has doubled over the same period.

Alcohol/Drugs/Gambling

Deaths involving heroin up by two thirds in two years

Heroin use in the UK has been steadily declining over recent years, so to lose more people to this drug is doubly sad. It is to be hoped that the take-up of naloxone has a significant impact and there is a distinct improvement in next year’s figures.

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Naloxone: How a take-away can save your life

Drug-related deaths are on the increase in Britain; 2,182 in 2009, the last year for which figures are available , despite the fact that they

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