Drug-related deaths reach record high in Scotland

National Records of Scotland has reported that, in 2020, it recorded the highest levels of drug-related deaths since records began in 1996. There were 1,339 drug-related deaths during 2020, 4.5 times more than in 2000. The rate of drug-related deaths in Scotland was 3.5 times higher than in the UK overall and remained the highest in Europe.

Source: https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/news/2021/drug-related-deaths-rise