Drug related deaths down by 8% in Scotland

Police Scotland have reported that suspected drug-related deaths decreased by 8%, down from 1,411 in 2020 to 1,295 in 2021. More than 70% of cases involved men and 67% involved people aged between 35 and 54. While these figures are different from the National Records of Scotland (NRS) figures (due to be released in the summer), they are expected to be similar.

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-60751103