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[thejournal.ie] How more people died on methadone than heroin in Ireland. (27 Jan 2014)

URL: http://www.thejournal.ie/methadone-heroin-deaths-1...

More methadone users than heroin users died in one year in Ireland, according to new figures. The Health Research Board found that 113 methadone users died of an overdose in 2011, almost double the number of heroin users. At 60, the number of heroin users who died from drug overdoses has been declining for several years now….

The Health Research Board study found a number of dramatic statistics about drug deaths in Ireland; among them, the fact that an average of one person dies from a drug overdose every single day.

The statistics also found that the number of people who have died form misuse of cocaine has more than halved in just four years, down to 23 from a peak of 66.

 

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