Druglink article 2012 – Have we seen the back of smack? by Roger Howard and Nicola Singleton

A sustained fall in the estimated number of heroin users; fewer people coming forward for treatment, an ageing heroin using population. So has the Trainspotting era run out of steam?

It is never easy to estimate the numbers of people who are dependent on heroin. The chaotic nature of the lifestyle of many of them means they are not included in most general population surveys, so indirect methods of estimation have to be used.

Have we seen the back of smack? (PDF)