Drug and alcohol-related suicides increase by 17% in India

India’s National Crime Records Bureau has reported that drug and alcohol-related suicides increased by 17%, from 7,860 in 2019 to 9,169 in 2020. The Indian government has created rehabilitation centres and community-based interventions for people affected by addiction to try to address the problem.

Source: https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/sharp-rise-in-number-of-drug-abuse-and-alcohol-related-suicides-last-year-rai-101638272252842.html