Drug-deaths in Scotland ‘highest in Europe’ | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, July 17, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, July 17, 2019

Drug-deaths in Scotland ‘highest in Europe’

Drug-related deaths in Scotland rose 27 percent last year to a record 1,187, the highest rate in Europe, official data showed yesterday.

The largest increases from 2017 levels were seen among drug users aged between 35 and 54 and death rates were highest in and around the city of Glasgow, Scotland’s statistics office said.

If Scotland were considered as an independent country, the rate would be higher than any EU country and it is triple the rate in Britain as a whole, the figures showed.

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