Drugs-related deaths rapid evidence review: Keeping people safe
There is a clear trend of increasing deaths among older people with a drug problem in Scotland. This cohort are categorised as people aged over 35 who experience health and social harms related to his/her own use of drugs. As this cohort is likely to grow in size over the next five years in Scotland, the scope of this rapid evidence review was to respond to the specific risks and needs identified for this group of people. This report provides a synthesis of findings from the evidence based on the critical appraisal of systematic reviews and grey literature reports.