This publication reports on the number of drug-related deaths, broken down by cause of death, selected drugs reported, age and sex. It includes tables for NHS Board and Local Authority (Council) areas.
Information on the continuity of data since 1996 can be found within the 'About this publication' link below.
About this Publication (PDF 103 Kb)
Further information for the rest of the UK can be found via the following links:
England & Wales (Office for National Statistics website)
Northern Ireland (Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency website)
Please Note: figures for England & Wales and/or Northern Ireland may not always be on exactly the same basis as NRS's figures for Scotland: there can be differences in the coverage of what at first sight appear to be the same statistics
Please contact our Statistics Customer Services if you need any further information.
If you have comments or suggestions that would help us improve our outputs or our standards of service contact:
Kirsty MacLachlan, Senior Statistician, National Records of Scotland,
Room 1/2/3, Ladywell House, Ladywell Road, Edinburgh. EH12 7TF.
Telephone: (0131) 314 4242