Drug-related deaths and deaths among drug users in Ireland: 2004–2014
The latest figures from the National Drug-Related Deaths Index (NDRDI) show that a total of 697 deaths in Ireland during 2014 were linked to drug use.
Combining heroin and commonly prescribed non-opioid pain killers leads to a significant rise in overdose deaths
A multi-disciplinary study has shown that the recent substantial increase in prescriptions for two drugs, pregabalin and gabapentin is closely correlated with a rise in the number of overdose deaths in England and Wales.
Implementing comprehensive HIV and HCV programmes with people who inject drugs
Practical guidance for collaborative interventions.
The rights of drug treatment patients: Experience of addiction treatment in Poland from a human rights perspective
Drug dependence is a recognized medical condition and therefore, right to health applies in the same way to drug dependence as it does to any other health condition.
Overdose deaths in the UK: crisis and response
In January 2015 this hot topic tentatively relayed some good and not so good news: “The year 2013 may prove to have been a turning point in drug-related deaths in the UK.."
An opioid epidemic in this society, a pain crisis in others
Non-medical use of prescription opioids is now the fourth most-prevalent form of substance use in Canada; it trails only alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis.
Snapshot of addiction
10 interesting stats on the treatment of drug dependency across Australia, including uptake of opioid pharmacotherapy.
Spectrum: Drugs, addiction and the brain
For the fourth year running, the number of drug-related deaths in Germany has risen.
'Alarmingly high' risk of death for people with opioid use disorder in general medical care
Almost one-fifth of patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) in a large healthcare system died during a four-year follow-up period, reports a new study.
Why are senior citizens using more illicit drugs?
A perfect storm of alcohol and drugs is brewing for elders.
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