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Alcohol & Drugs

The latest intelligence on drug health harms

Very helpful update from the national intelligence network on the health harms associated with drug use with a focus on drug-related deaths and peer harm reduction.

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The causes of death for heroin users

New research finds that although heroin users run a number of specific health risks, they mainly die because of common long-term conditions.

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Big jump in homeless people dying

Grim new statistics show that 726 homeless people died in England and Wales last year, at an average age of just 45 for men and 43 for women.

Alcohol & Drugs

Drug-related deaths highest on record

There were 4,359 deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales in 2018, the highest number and the highest annual increase (16%) since records began.

Alcohol & Drugs

Stopping the rise in drug-related deaths

ONS deep dive study suggests a vulnerable, at-risk population taking drugs alone and consuming multiple different types of drug alongside alcohol.

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Drugs in Europe 2017: new threats

The 2017 EMCDDA European Drug Report highlights concerns over drug overdoses, new drugs, the rise of fentanyl and whether EU countries will legalise cannabis.

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