Tag Archive for statistics

Health – drugs

Deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales: 2020 registrations (2021) In 2020, 4,561 deaths related to drug poisoning were registered in England and Wales (equivalent to a rate of 79.5 deaths per million people); this is 3.8% higher…

Prevalence – drugs

UNODC World Drug Report 2021 Around 275 million people used drugs worldwide in the last year, while over 36 million people suffered from drug use disorders, according to the 2021 World Drug Report. The Report further noted that in the…

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 (diamorphine) is one of a group of drugs called ‘opiates’. These drugs are…

Ecstasy

What is ecstasy? Brownies, cowies, dolphins, doves, E, eckies, Edward, fantasy, love doves, M and Ms, New Yorkers, sweeties, tulips, X, XTC,  MDMA (powder), Mandy, MD, Molly Ecstasy comes in pill and powder forms or, very occasionally, as crystals. The…

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?

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…

Which drugs are used most?

Caffeine is our favourite drug. It is contained in tea, coffee, many soft drinks and colas, some confectionery, included in many medicines and available in over-the-counter stimulant preparations such as Pro Plus. Apart from medicines in general, the next most commonly…

How many people use drugs?

Drugs are used by many different people and in many situations. The latest data from the Office for National Statistics: Drug misuse in England and Wales: year ending March 2020  showed ” Overall drug use continued to remain stable, with around…

How many people are addicted?

Addiction or problematic use is a difficult concept to measure Those with drug-related problems tend to be difficult to find, and addiction is difficult to measure. Experts consistently fail to agree on what constitutes an addict, problematic use or problematic…