Heroin: Dying in silence
Thursday 4 August 2022 01:36, UK
More people die from opioid abuse in the UK than anywhere else in Europe, and that number is on the rise. According to the Office of National Statistics, almost half of drug related deaths involved opioids.
On the Sky News Daily, Vanessa Baffoe talks to Sky's health correspondent Ashish Joshi, who's been speaking to users, and to people who've recovered, about why deaths may have increased. She also asks Siobhan Peters, from the drug support charity With You, about the work they do giving practical support to prevent overdose deaths.
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