In 2015 drugs were responsible for 2,479 deaths in England and Wales, a 28% increase since 2010 and 10% from 2014.
There were also 14,279 hospital admissions in 2014/5 with a primary diagnosis of poisoning by illicit drugs.
Drugs destroy thousands of relationships every year and put families and careers under significant pressure when their loved ones are using drugs.
Currently the most common drugs people ask for help with around Boston are:-
- Powder cocaine
- Novel Psychoactive substances
If you need help to talk about drugs with your child or have a drug problem, there is a lot of support and help available. A good place to start is your local substance misuse treatment provider Addaction on 0800 3047021 or visit your family doctor. Alternatively, you can ring the FRANK helpline on 0300 1236600 for more information about drugs and the different options available. The confidential helpline is open every day, 24 hours a day. Calls are free from land lines and some mobiles.
For more information please contact Addaction - details to the left of this page.
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|[308kb]||Alcohol and Drug Strategy - 2014 - 2019||Alcohol and Drug Strategy 2014 - 2019|
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