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Reports are published which analyse drug-related deaths that have occurred in a calendar year and cover trends and data on drug-related deaths including accidental or intentional deaths from prescription medications, recreational drugs such as cocaine and MDMA, deaths resulting from long-term drug use including complications as a result of intravenous heroin use, and novel psychoactive substances or ’legal highs’. Data available includes:

  • demographic information about decedents

  • geographic areas in which they occurred

  • toxicology test results showing substances found at post mortem

  • types of medication known to be prescribed to decedents

  • the cause(s) of death

  • the coroner’s verdict.

The NPSAD team currently provide, on request, anonymised data, further analysis and enhanced information about deaths for policy makers, members of parliament, the Advisory Council on Misuse of Drugs, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, the UK Drugs Early Warning System, Public Health England and drug action teams, amongst others.

Contacting the NPSAD

For further details and potential costings please contact the NPSAD team. There are two ways to do this: 

  • via email to npsad@sgul.ac.uk

  • by phoning Hugh Claridge on 020 8725 2593 or Christine Goodair on 020 8725 5494.

For academic publications in 2018 and earlier, please contact us via the above methods.

NPSAD data collection is unaffected by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 due to the regulation only applying to the personal data of living individuals.

Data tables for deaths in Northern Ireland in 2015 and England in 2016 onward will be published in due course. Please contact us for preliminary data.

Data tables 

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2015
2014
2013

Drug-related deaths in England, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, January-December 2013 (PDF)

Data tables for the 2013 Report (Excel). Please note, this report and data tables present information on drug-related deaths that occurred during 2013. Due to changes in reporting, the report on 2013 deaths no longer covers the UK as a whole.

2012

Drug-related deaths in the UK Annual Report 2012 (PDF)

Drug-related deaths in the UK Annual Report 2012 - Executive Summary (PDF). Please note, this report and summary present information on drug-related deaths that occurred during 2012.

2011

Drug-related deaths in the UK Annual Report 2012 (PDF)

Executive Summary 2012 (PDF). Please note, this report and summary present information on drug-related deaths that occurred during 2011.

The NPSAD team can provide further analysis and enhanced information about deaths for Drug Action Teams, Primary Care Trusts, Special Health Authorities and others. For further details or for reports from years prior to 2011, please contact npsad@sgul.ac.uk 

 

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