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Preventing overdose deaths in Europe
Year: 
2015
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Perspectives on drugs: Preventing overdose deaths in Europe

by
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

It is estimated that over 70 000 lives were lost to drug overdoses in Europe in the first decade of the 21st Century. Reducing drug-related deaths, therefore, remains a major challenge for public health policy. This analysis describes some of the factors that increase the risk of fatal and non-fatal overdoses and a number of interventions developed to prevent these events.

Part of the ‘Perspectives on drugs’ (PODs) series, launched alongside the annual European Drug Report, these designed-for-the-web interactive analyses aim to provide deeper insights into a selection of important issues.

  • General public
  • Health care professionals
  • NGOs
  • People living with HIV (PLHIV)
  • People who are/were in prisons
  • People who use drugs (PUD)
  • Policy makers
  • Central Europe
  • Northern Europe
  • Southern Europe
  • Western Europe
  • Care and support
  • Harm reduction
  • Prevention

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