Drug deaths

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The latest reports (26 August) on Scottish drug deaths make grim reading, with 613 drug-
related deaths in 2014 representing a 16 per cent increase. This proves that the way we handle drug addiction in Scotland 
simply isn’t working.

Unless there is a more radical approach, moving towards registering known addicts and prescribing drugs through the NHS system, we will continue to see these deaths increase.

Dennis Forbes 
Grattan

Mugiemoss Road

Aberdeen