Drug-related deaths in West Lothian

Comment from Mike Reid, Chair of West Lothian Drug and Alcohol Partnership

22 August
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Mike Reid, Chair of West Lothian Drug and Alcohol Partnership, said: "Today, National Records of Scotland reported that in 2022, 32 people from West Lothian lost their lives directly to drugs.

"West Lothian HSCP and Alcohol and Drug Partnership convey our deepest sympathy for the families and friends affected: each and every death is one too many.

"All services working in the local area continue to work together alongside communities to improve our services and tackle the wider inequalities that lead to drug deaths.

"We will ensure that people can access services through an approach embedded in human rights, placing local communities at the heart of everything we do, to improve outcomes for people and families affected by problematic drug use."

Those looking for help regarding the problematic use of drugs can find information and support on our website. https://westlothianhscp.org.uk/article/29287/Drugs-and-or-Alcohol-How-to-get-HELP

The full report can be found here on the National Records of Scotland's website.