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Unregulated drugs cause #carcrash type injuries

Unregulated drugs cause “Car Crash” type injuries.

A recent article suggests that users of New & Unregulated Drugs (NUDs), often unhelpfully labelled as legal highs, are “being admitted to hospital with injuries normally suffered by car crash victims”.

Doctors at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary voiced their concerns following the cases of four men in their 30s who “were admitted to the hospital over the past few weeks with muscle breakdown which could cause tissue to move into the bloodstream, leading to liver or kidney failure and potentially death”.

Such symptoms are “more commonly seen in survivors of road accidents or patients who have been crushed during the collapse of a building”, DRs warned.

Read the full article here:

If you’re worried about your or someone else’s drug or alcohol use there are a range of free and confidential treatment and recovery services available across Warwickshire:

http://www.cw-recovery.org.uk/contact-us/

http://www.compass-uk.org/where-we-work/young-peoples-services/warwickshire/

http://www.eshworks.org/

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