NEWS & REPORTS
For years, the mystery of Scotland’s addiction crisis has puzzled medical professionals and public health policymakers alike. Why has Scotland, a developed UK country with considerable healthcare resources for its residents, suffered from the worst drug overdose crisis in all of Europe? There are still many unanswered questions, but enough research has been done to extrapolate some of the primary causes behind Scotland’s fatal addiction epidemic.
Recently, drug overdoses have spiked in Wales. Sadly, Wales is following a trajectory that can also be observed in the rest of the U.K. What is occurring in Wales that sets the stage for drug abuse? And what can be done about it?
Scotland is suffering from a rapidly expanding drug addiction crisis. Sadly, this has led to a surge in drug-related overdoses across the nation.
A recent report from the United Kingdom Government shows that Great Britain saw the highest rates of drug use in over a decade.