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Why are drug-related deaths among women increasing in Scotland?

Drug-related deaths have increased significantly in Scotland in recent years. Although men still account for the majority of cases, over the last 10 years the percentage increase in deaths among women has been much greater than among men.

A report by the Scottish Government draws on routine data, published research, conversations with professional stakeholders, and interviews with women with lived experience of problem drug use to examine potential explanations for this phenomenon, and to identify priority areas for future work.

The report can be downloaded here.

Source:
Scottish Government
News categories: Women, Substance use