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#Drug scene ever more complex and dangerous

Safe In Warwickshire

The latest annual report by charity Drugscope has warned that drug use has become increasingly diverse, with people using a mix of illegal drugs and legal drugs (especially pregabalin and gabapentin).

They also raise concerns about the increased purity of drugs such as heroin, cocaine and ecstasy, leading to an increase in drug related deaths, with purity levels as much as tripling in some areas over the last 12 months.

Injecting Drug Paraphernalia

Read the full article and summary here:

http://www.drugscope.org.uk/Documents/PDF/Publications/DownAStonyRoadDrugTrendsSurvey2014.pdf

http://www.drugscope.org.uk/Media/Press+office/pressreleases/Street-Drug-Trends-2014

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/11346306/New-warning-over-abuse-of-prescription-drugs.html

If you’re worried about your or somebody else’s drug use there is a range of free and confidential treatment and recovery services available across Warwickshire:

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January 20, 2015 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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