An article in Mancunian Matters has stated that a total of 1,182 deaths in England last year were attributed to drug poisoning with 322 in the North West. The mortality rate was the highest of any region in England at 46.8 deaths per million people, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics.
The shocking statistics show that the number of fatalities was twice as big as the rate for London, while only the North East saw a higher proportion of deaths per population.
In 2012, 1,492 people died in England from drugs misuse – but that figure has seen an increase of more than 20% for the nation as a whole in just one year.
Warwickshire’s adult drug and alcohol recovery service, The Recovery Partnership, provides training in the use of Naloxone (this is the antidote that reverses an opioid overdose) and has been supplying single dose Naloxone syringes for some time.
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