Druglink article 2011 – The great heroin crash by Peter Simonson and Max Daly

A snapshot Druglink survey carried out among frontline drug services, senior DAT staff, police and service users in 18 towns and cities across the UK has found the heroin drought is widespread, ongoing and the most severe of its kind on record.

  • Five month drought the longest on record
  • Purity drops to record low from 32 per cent to 13 per cent
  • Rogue high purity batches may already have triggered several overdose deaths, as treatment services around the country brace themselves for more fatalities

The great heroin crash (PDF)