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Digital Inclusion to Prevent Drug Related Deaths: Scoping User Needs

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Matheson C, Carver H, Parkes T, Daneshvar H, Schofield J, Dumbrell J, Connell C, Price T & Hnizdilova K (2022) Digital Inclusion to Prevent Drug Related Deaths: Scoping User Needs. Digital Lifelines Scotland.

Abstract
First paragraph: Scotland is experiencing an ongoing public health crisis of drug-related deaths (DRD). In 2020, 1,339 DRD were recorded in Scotland, a 5% increase on 2019 figures and more than double the figure for 2008 (574) (NRS, 2021). The Scottish DRD rate is more than three times than that of the UK as a whole and is the highest in Europe. Three-quarters of DRD occur among people aged 35+ years. There is an ageing cohort of people who use drugs (PWUD) in Scotland and their vulnerability to DRD is exacerbated by the impact of many years of substance use, and often undiagnosed/poorly managed chronic health conditions e.g., Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Matheson et al 2018).

StatusUnpublished
FundersScottish Government
Publication date28/02/2022
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/34466

People (8)

People

Dr Hannah Carver
Dr Hannah Carver

Lecturer in Substance Use, Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology

Dr Catriona Connell
Dr Catriona Connell

Research Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences

Dr Hadi Daneshvar
Dr Hadi Daneshvar

Research Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences

Mr Joshua Dumbrell
Mr Joshua Dumbrell

Research Assistant (Peer Research), Dementia and Ageing

Professor Catriona Matheson
Professor Catriona Matheson

Professor in Substance Use, Faculty of Social Sciences

Professor Tessa Parkes
Professor Tessa Parkes

Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences

Dr Tracey Price-Allan
Dr Tracey Price-Allan

Research Fellow, Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology

Mr Joe Schofield
Mr Joe Schofield

Research Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences

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