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.
- http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0053/00537548.pdf (pdf of main report)
- http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0053/00537476.pdf (pdf of summary report)
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.
- Lee Barnsdale (Information Services Division Scotland): Gender, drug use and death (pdf copy of slides)
- Dr Emily Tweed (University of Glasgow): Why are DRDs among women increasing in Scotland (pdf copy of slides)
A report summarising discussions and associated research development activities is in development.