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Is Wales in public health emergency since drug deaths in Britain hit record levels?

Statistics from NHS released this year shows a 16% increase in deaths from drug poisoning in 2018, with which the total figure reached to the peak level. As an important part of the UK, what role did Wales play in this figure?


Wales has the second-highest rate of drug misuse deaths in the UK 

Drug abuse is a heated topic that always shows up in the news headline. In the UK, it has been clearly classified and controlled, but issues on drug abuse and deaths seem to have gotten worse in the past decade, especially in the last five years. Peoples’ concerns about public health grew significantly with it.

In Wales, the situation seems equally concerning. More people are dying from drug poisoning. Injection as a pattern of using drugs is more common than ever. The high proportion of Class A drug use also implicates the serious situation of drug abuse in Wales.

Knowing the issue is getting worse in Wales, what is the current situation of drug abuse in Wales?

This explainer video below can help you understand what has happened during the past year and how drug abuse has affected our next generation?

How do the project workers deal with drug addicts and what are the challenges they face during the process?