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

Deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales: 2017 registrations This bulletin presents the latest update on deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales by cause of death, sex, age and substances involved in the death. A…

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

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 deaths is used, which is not a…

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…