Is the UK facing its own opioid crisis?

December 22nd, 2019
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The opioid crisis in the US is well known and the subject of much debate and media coverage; overdoses involving opioids contributed to over two thirds (67.8%) of overdose deaths in the US in 2017 alone, with 47,600 deaths in total.

Currently, 175 Americans die daily from drug overdoses and the majority of these involve opioids. In the UK, we have generally not seen the same levels of use which would cause concern in past years, though it would be complacent to assume that we do not have an issue.

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