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[Belfast Telegraph] , McCann, Eamonn The drugs don't work ... especially the legal ones. (29 Dec 2010)

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Figures just published show a continuing rise in alcohol and drugs-related deaths in Northern Ireland. However, the pattern of damage revealed by the figures bears little resemblance to the picture of the 'drugs problem' commonly projected by politicians and media commentators.

Two papers released this month by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) show that, measured by mortality, alcohol is the drug causing most damage in the north, followed by a range of widely-used prescription drugs....

 

Item Type:News
Source:Belfast Telegraph
Date:29 December 2010
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Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Northern Ireland
P Demography, epidemiology, and history > Population dynamics > Substance related mortality / death

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