UK Drug Overdose Deaths Highest in Europe

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(Christian Institute) Deaths from drug overdoses continue to rise, with the UK recording the highest numbers in Europe, according to a new report from the EU drugs agency.

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) identified a total of 8,441 overdose deaths in 2015, of which the UK accounted for 31 per cent.

It is the third consecutive year that the European total has risen.

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