A new report by the Centre for Drug Misuse Research at the University of Glasgow reveals that the number of people misusing heroin in Scotland has dropped. The research shows a near eight per cent drop in the number of problem drug users since 2000.
The report entitled "Estimating the National and Local Prevalence of Problem Drug Use in Scotland, 2003" found that the estimated number of people misusing opiates and/or benzodiazepines had fallen from 55,800 in 2000 – the first year for which a reliable estimate was established - to 51,582 in 2003, a fall of 7.6 per cent.
The research, which focuses on 15-54 year olds, shows a fall in the estimated number of Scots who are taking particularly damaging drugs like heroin and valium.
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