Mortality related to drug use in Europe
Public health implications : EMCDDA Selected issues
This Selected issue focuses on mortality among drug users due to all causes, of which drug-induced deaths is only a component, albeit the one most well-documented. The publication begins with an introduction to mortality cohort studies and then reviews the findings on overall mortality rates in Europe. In the following sections, the available sources of data are examined to explore the main causes of deaths among drug users, including overdose, suicide, trauma and infectious diseases, as well as the latest information on risk and protective factors. The Selected issue finishes with a... discussion of the public health implications of drug-related mortality and the options available for prevention and intervention.
- Corporate author(s): European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EU body or agency) Themes: Social problems, Demography and population, Health policy
- Subject: demographic analysis, drug addiction, health policy, mortality, public health, social policy
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