Drug-related deaths up 58% in Northern Ireland since 2010

Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) has reported that drug-related deaths in Northern Ireland increased by 58%, up from 92 in 2010 to 218 in 2020. Of those 218 deaths, 70% were males and 55% were aged 25-44. Furthermore, 61% of deaths were linked to opioids.

Source: https://www.itv.com/news/utv/2022-03-01/drug-deaths-double-in-past-10-years