Massive fall, as predicted here, in Scotland’s drug deaths.

https://www.gov.scot/binaries/content/documents/govscot/publications/statistics/2022/06/suspected-drug-deaths-scotland-january-march-2022/documents/suspected-drug-deaths-scotland/suspected-drug-deaths-scotland/govscot%3Adocument/suspected-drug-deaths-scotland.pdf

Key points from the above:

There were 285 suspected drug deaths recorded between January and March 2022.There were 27% (108) fewer suspected drug deaths than during the same period of 2021 (January to March 2021: 393). Two-thirds (66%) of suspected drug deaths were of people aged between 35 and 54. This was broadly in line with previous quarters. There were 15 suspected drug deaths in the under 25 age group, 25% (5) fewer than during January and March 2021. There were 1,187 suspected drug deaths over the 12 months to March 2022, 20% (299)
fewer than the 12 months to March 2021.

This data is based on reports from police officers attending scenes of death. Classification as a suspected drug death is based on an officer’s observations and initial enquiries at the scene of death. NRS statistics are based on the presence of a proscribed drug in the body of anyone who has died and for whom a post mortem investigation was carried out, regardless of whether or not there is evidence that it caused the death. This may be an important factor in drug death rates in different countries.

TuS predicted this in November 2021:

For more on Scottish drug deaths, see:

5 thoughts on “Massive fall, as predicted here, in Scotland’s drug deaths.

  1. Apologies for this early O/T. latest NHS England A&E performance data just released, for May. No time today to do more than cut and paste (with my emphasis):

    See https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/ae-waiting-times-and-activity/ae-attendances-and-emergency-admissions-2022-23/

    ‘Performance:
    • The number of attendances admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours was 1,424,000, A 7.8% DECREASE ON THE EQUIVALENT FIGURE FOR MAY 2021 AND A 15.2% DECREASE ON MAY 2019. Of these, 736,000 were TYPE 1 ATTENDANCES, A DECREASE OF 21.2% ON MAY 2021, AND A 22.3% DECREASE ON MAY 2019. 654,000 were type 3 attendances, an increase of 12.8% on May 2021 and a 5.3% decrease on May 2019.

    • 73.0% of patients were seen within 4 hours in all A&E departments this month compared to 72.3% in April 2022, 83.7% in May 2021, and 86.6% in May 2019. The 95% standard was last met in July 2015.

    • 72.5% of patients were seen within 4 hours, excluding booked attendances, in May 2022. However, as stated above, previously many of these attendances would have been walk in patients.

    • 60.2% OF PATIENTS WERE SEEN WITHIN 4 HOURS IN TYPE 1 A&E DEPARTMENTS COMPARED TO 59.0% IN APRIL 2022, 76.3% in May 2021 and 79.0% in May 2019.
    (- so a slight improvement so no scope for a media headline? )

    • There were 123,000 FOUR-HOUR DELAYS FROM DECISION TO ADMIT TO ADMISSION THIS MONTH, WHICH COMPARES TO 57,300 IN MAY 2021 AND 61,500 IN MAY 2019.

    • Of these, 19,100 WERE DELAYED OVER TWELVE HOURS (FROM DECISION TO ADMIT TO ADMISSION), WHICH COMPARES TO 695 IN MAY 2021 AND 416 IN MAY 2019. This is the HIGHEST NUMBER REPORTED SINCE THE COLLECTION BEGAN.’
    (Ah – so scope for a media headline after all? We’ll see. )

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  2. News from BBC Hi Jack will NOT report any reduction, but will highlight—-

    “Highest drug death in the world”.
    “Longest waiting times in history (no UK context).
    Picture of Boris doling out meds.
    Longest ambulance waits ever (no UK context).
    Picture of wee bauchle in hospital scrubs.
    “Doo doo from doo’s”. Inference intended.
    Wee Glen posturing with DRossie/Starwars/Cauld-Ham.
    Library pics of Broonie doing his “stalk”.
    “West is doomed, doomed”, says Lord Baron somebuddy.
    “Aliens wull git ye” says mejah-friendly maniac.
    Picture of Boris–product placing.
    Lard Baron Ffoulksakes frothing…..its OK, its normal!
    Wee Wullie Rentier grimacing at camera.
    “Education in freefall” writes These Islands fanatics.

    “Now fur the weather—rain and gloom over Auld Scotia”!
    Smirk, grin!

    I had seen a headline claiming a large proportion of the world had stopped watching news, as it just depressed them.
    Imagine if they had to watch Repressing Scotland, night after miserable night!

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  3. £250million. £50million a year for 5 years to fund proper total abstinence facilities.

    Social care funding was given to (unionist) councils. They did not fund total abstinence rehabs. Putting people on methadone for years. All the drug deaths were prescribed methadone them took other substances.

    Head of drug policy social work departments did not support total abstinence rehab facilities. They shut down. There were no proper facilities where people could be referred. Even for people who were privately funded. Insurance etc.

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