There were over 9000 fatal overdoses in Europe in 2016. Tackling this concerning issues remains a key priority for public health policy.
The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drugs Addiction has published their latest perspective on drugs titled Preventing Overdose Deaths in Europe.
The analysis presents the latest facts and figures and describes particular risks that are associated with fatal and non-fatal overdoses. It also suggests a number of evidenced interventions that can be implemented to reduce the chances of harm and prevent overdose occurring.
The online version of the perspective contains interactive features, risk assessment tools and videos.