Drug-Related Deaths Among Women

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Scottish Government Report

Drug-related deaths (DRD) 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 has been much greater among women than among men.  A new Scottish Government report examines potential explanations for this phenomenon and identifies priority areas for future work.

DRNS Seminar

To support this report and associated work, the Drugs Research Network Scotland organised a seminar on DRD among women held at the University of Stirling on Monday 10th September.

Speakers included:

  • Lee Barnsdale (Information Services Division Scotland):
  • Emily Tweed (University of Glasgow):

Summary report and next steps

A report summarising the event is available here:

DRNS will discuss the potential for further data analysis with presenters to answer some of the queries raised today.  Points raised at the seminar will inform the ongoing development of the DRNS research agenda. People interested in taking a lead on specific topics arising from this event are invited to contact DRNS so we can progress coordinated work in this area and avoid duplication moving forward.