Drug Deaths Reach Record High in England, Wales

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(Christian Institute) Drug-related deaths reached a record high in England and Wales last year, new figures have revealed.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has reported that there were 3,744 deaths from drug poisoning registered in 2016, the highest since comparable records began in 1993.

The study found that deaths involving heroin and cocaine were at their highest level ever recorded.

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