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Scotland leads Europe in drug-related deaths KXan 36 Daily News

Date: July 12, 2024 Time: 23:28:20

At the same time, in recent years, the death rate from narcotic substances in the country has been even higher.

“In 2022, just over 1,000 people died as a result of drug abuse in Scotland, the lowest number since 2017. This is 288 less than the peak of 1,339 people recorded in 2020. The drop to 1,051 people is still equivalent to the death of almost three people a day and is the highest rate of any country in Europe.

It becomes clear that from now on, not only young people, but also representatives of the older generation become victims of drug addiction. Thus, in the year 2000, the average age of those who died as a result of drug use was 32 years, and two decades later it rose to 45 years.

According to statistics, the largest number of deaths was recorded from mixing different drugs. Meanwhile, according to Sky News, cocaine was “to blame” for the deaths of 35 percent of addicts last year. However, heroin, morphine and codeine occupy the positions of the most destructive substances: they caused the death of four out of five people.

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