Drug Poisoning Deaths at an all-time high in the North East
The North East of England has topped the table for deaths related to drug poisoning for the second year in succession. The Office of National Statistics reveals there were 3,346 drug poisoning deaths registered in England and Wales in 2014 the highest since records began in 1993.
Overall there was a sharp jump in fatalities involving cocaine and anti-depressants. Deaths involving heroin or morphine increased from 579 to 952. For the second year running the North East Region has the highest rate of drug misuse deaths at 69.3 per one million of the population.
Addictions UK provides a home-based drug and alcohol treatment service and is based in the North East of England. The service is a Social Enterprise and works with other third sector agencies in the North East of England in particular. Treatment and medical Detox Services are available to clients throughout the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
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