Scotland publishes drug-related hospital statistics

Public Health Scotland has published data on hospital activity related to illicit drug use between 1996/97 and 2019/20. The data show that drug-related hospital stays more than tripled over the period, increasing from 87 to 282 per 100,000 population. Almost half of all drug-related hospital admissions (49%) involved opioid use.

Source: https://beta.isdscotland.org/find-publications-and-data/lifestyle-and-behaviours/substance-use/drug-related-hospital-statistics/15-june-2021/summary/