Trends in overdose deaths from drug misuse in Europe: what do the data tell us?

@article{Morgan2008TrendsIO,
  title={Trends in overdose deaths from drug misuse in Europe: what do the data tell us?},
  author={Oliver Morgan and Juli{\'a}n Vicente and Paul Griffiths and Matthew Hickman},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={2008},
  volume={103 5},
  pages={699-700}
}
During the 1990s the number of drug-related deaths (acute poisonings) in the United Kingdom increased rapidly. Between 1993 and 2000 the number of deaths doubled from 864 to 1662 [1,2], precipitating the recognition that reducing drug misuse deaths was a public health priority [3]. The UK Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs recommended the creation of a new surveillance indicator to follow overdose trends, which was incorporated into the government’s drugs strategy. A target was set to… CONTINUE READING