Highest ever drug misuse deaths

Highest ever drug misuse deaths

Following the news that Glasgow will open the first safe injecting rooms in the UK, Daniel Vincent asks if we’re doing enough in England and Wales to meet the health needs of people who inject drugs.

NAT Success: Shining a light on drug related deaths

NAT Success: Shining a light on drug related deaths

In 2014 3,346 people across England and Wales died because they had a drug overdose. This is the highest number since records began and in England this represents a 17% rise from the previous year, a dramatic deterioration of the situation for people who use drugs in this country.