Tag Archive for deaths

Agonies and ecstasies: the continuing story

November 16th 2015 Today (16th) sees the 20th anniversary of the tragic death of Leah Betts. The family decision to make public a photo of Leah in intensive care, which then became the centrepiece of a subsequent anti-drug campaign, made…

Health – drugs

Health and social responses to drug problems: a European guide, 2017 This guide and the associated package of online materials provides a reference point for planning or delivering health and social responses to drug problems in Europe. The most appropriate…

Heroin and other opiates

Boy, brown, china white, dragon, gear, H, horse, junk, skag, smack, diamorphine, morphine, methadone, opium, codeine, pethidine, dihydrocodeine (DF118), palfium, diconal, temgesic, physeptone What is heroin? Heroin (medical name diamorphine) is one of a group of drugs called ‘opiates’. These…

Deaths

  There is no one definition of what we mean by drug-related deaths. For example, it could include: people who are dependent on drugs and overdose suicides by overdose of people who have no previous history of using drugs accidental…

Druglink in 2015

In 2015 Druglink changed format to become a website. Below are the articles published before DrugScope closed in March 2015: Further down a stony road: reporting on the 2014 Street Drugs Trend Survey; Love me tender: the state of the…

How many people die from drugs?

DrugWise infographic on drug related deaths (PDF) Types of drug-related deaths The straight answer is that we do not know exactly how many drug-related deaths there are in the UK. This is because it depends on what definition of drug-related…

Why do people die after taking ecstasy?

DrugWise infographic on ecstasy deaths (PDF) The reasons and some statistics Ecstasy-related deaths have always received a substantial level of media coverage, and proportionately much more than many other drugs. One study of drug-related deaths in Scotland in the 1990s…