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Interesting things about drugs – October 2017

By Russell Webster on Oct 27, 2017 05:30 am

This is the latest post in a monthly series reproducing Andrew Brown’s monthly slideshare of interesting new facts about alcohol and other drugs which he has unearthed from a wide range of reports.

Andrew works for MEAM/Making Every Adult Matter, the coalition of three national charities (Clinks, Homeless Link and Mind) who champion the cause of people experiencing multiple needs and who have been kind enough to allow Andrew’s monthly slideshares to be re-published here.

This month’s slides provide insights into injecting behaviour and the changing demographic profile of England’s opiate and crack users.

Here are some of the things I learnt from Andrew’s round-up this month:

  • The changing age profile of England’s opiate & crack users (slide 2).
  • The increase in homelessness (slide 4).
  • The continuing rise in the number of injecting drug users with Hepatitis C (slide 7).
  • Deaths related to opiates by area (slide 16)

You can follow Andrew on Twitter @andrewbrown365


Blog posts in the drug and alcohol category are kindly sponsored by Breaking Free Group which has developed a powerful and adaptable digital health platform which targets the underlying psychological and lifestyle factors that drive addictive behaviours. Breaking Free has no editorial influence on the contents of this site.

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