drug-related deaths

Drug Related Deaths in Finland Increase by 25% in One Year

According to data published by Statistics Finland, the number of drug-related deaths in one year has increased by 25% in 2018. Causes of death included accidental poisonings from multiple substances, deaths caused by long-term drug use, and drugs used to commit suicide. The increase in drug-related deaths was observed in all age groups but, especially, in the 20–29 group. It was noted that in Finland, drug-related deaths are concentrated within younger age groups compared to

EU Drug Markets Report 2019

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The EU Drug Markets Report 2019 is the third comprehensive overview of illicit drug markets in the European Union by the EMCDDA and Europol. 

The analysis presented in the report examines topics such as the links between drugs and other crimes, the licit economy and society more generally as well as the processes and players involved in the trade, from production and trafficking to distribution.

Prevention of Drug-Related Deaths

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Opioids are a class of drugs that act on the nervous system to produce feelings of pleasure and pain relief. Opioids have a high potential for causing addiction in some people and can cause life-threatening health problems, including the risk of overdose.

Over the years there has been a dramatic rise in the number of drug-related deaths worldwide. Finding ways to tackle the issue has become a public health priority.

International Overdose Awareness Day

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International Overdose Awareness Day aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death.

It is also an opportunity to stimulate discussion about evidence-based overdose prevention and drug policy.

International Overdose Awareness Day acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or suffered a permanent injury due to a drug overdose.