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Addiction

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Benzodiazepines prescribed more in deprived areas, study confirms

Researchers found prescribing rates were 45 per cent higher in the most deprived populations compared to the least.

PHE warns of prescription drug dependence crisis

Social deprivation and lack of access to information are potential factors in prescription drug dependence.

Drug misuse deaths in Wales highest ever

The highest number of drug misuse deaths ever – 208 – were registered in Wales in 2018.

Drug overdose now biggest killer of middle-aged men

Suicide is no longer the biggest killer of men in the 35-49 age group, the Office of National Statistics has found.

Alprazolam misuse highlighted in young

Young people are especially likely to misuse alprazolam resulting in short-term toxicity and long-term dependence, research finds.

Opioid drugs to carry addiction warnings, says Hancock

All opioid medicines dispensed in the UK will need to have prominent addiction warnings to help protect people from the “darker side of painkillers”

‘Game changer’ for opioid dependence

Buvidal (buprenorphine prolonged release solution) allows weekly and monthly treatment of opioid dependence

Fall in people using drugs and alcohol services causes concern

There were 268,390 adults in contact with drug and alcohol services in England in 2017-18 - four per cent less than the previous year



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