Monday, October 20, 2008

Latest statistics on drug misuse

The latest statistics on drug misuse (which relate to the year 2006/7) show that nearly 80% of the people who died from using illegal drugs in 2006/7 were men. Men were more than twice as likely as women to be admitted to hospital for drug-related mental-health and behavioural disorders and more than twice as likely to access structured drug treatment. There were 1,573 deaths related to drug misuse in 2006. 13.2% of men reported taking illegal drugs, compared to 6.9% of women. You can read the full text of the report at

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