About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Lack of treatment for cocaine users…

by Medindia Content Team on October 11, 2006 at 5:05 PM
Font : A-A+

Lack of treatment for cocaine users…

Campaigners have announced that there is a lack of specialist service in Scotland to treat cocaine users.

According to the Scottish Drugs Forum, in spite of the rise in the number of deaths due to cocaine in Scotland, there are only 2 publicly funded centres specifically for cocaine users. These centers are in the east of Scotland, in Aberdeen and Edinburgh. 1-in-5 drug-related deaths in greater Glasgow area is caused by cocaine. The highest number of drug-related deaths since 1996 was reported in 2005, cocaine was responsible for 44 deaths.

Advertisement

David Liddell, director of the forum, said: "Much more requires to be done to respond to the ever-growing problems posed by Scotland's increased cocaine use. "Cocaine's image means that messages on risk must be seen as being credible and realistic by current and potential users, otherwise they will ignore what they're told. "Cocaine users who develop a problem will require treatment quite different from that offered by traditional services, which tend to be geared to heroin-related problems."

Source: Medindia
GYT
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Coffee May Help You Fight Endometrial Cancer
Fermented Skin Care
Television Binge-Watching May Boost the Risk of Deadly Blood Clots
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Cannabis Drug Abuse Screening Test Drug Abuse Drug Detox 
Recommended Reading
Cannabis
Cannabis has a long history of medicinal, recreational, and industrial use and comes from a bushy pl...
Drug Abuse
The use of Drugs for reasons other than its prescribed recommendation, is known as Drug abuse or sub...
Drug Detox
Drug detoxification (or drug detox) is a process that helps drug addicts to give up drugs with less ...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2022

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
open close
ASK A DOCTOR ONLINE
I have read and I do accept terms of use - Telemedicine

Advantage Medindia: FREE subscription for 'Personalised Health & Wellness website with consultation' (Value Rs.300/-)