Soaring drug addiction fatalities are a problem psychiatry can address


There is a serious drug epidemic killing twice as many people now as it did in 2012. The shame is that this death toll is preventable and many people are dying unnecessarily. The services that are supposed to care for them have been dramatically cut and are no longer fit for purpose.

Yet why is there no public outrage, no government ministers speaking out against this needless loss of life? Perhaps, unjustly, because this illness is addiction and in particular, addiction to heroin, where deaths are now at their highest on record.

I wonder what those who have addiction problems think.