Tag Archive for statistics

Health – drugs

Scottish Drug Deaths Taskforce: One Year Report, 2020 It is a year since the Ministerial Drug Deaths Taskforce was formed. The reason for the Taskforce was clear, the shocking escalation in the rise of drug related deaths over the last…

Prevalence – drugs

Monitoring the Future: 2019 –  Key Findings on Adolescent Drug Use, 2020 Vaping marijuana and vaping nicotine have increased dramatically among 19- 22 year olds, with both more than doubling between 2017 and 2019, according to the University of Michigan’s…

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…

Ecstasy

What is ecstasy? Brownies, dolphins, doves, E, eckies, Edward, fantasy, love doves, M and Ms, New Yorkers, sweeties, tulips, X, XTC,  MDMA (powder) Mandy, Molly The appearance of ecstasy varies considerably with there being a wide range of coloured pills…

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…

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 statistics from the Home Office Crime Survey for England and Wales 2018/19 suggest that among people aged 16-59, use of most drugs has been decreasing for several years,…

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…