Almost 12 million adults in England were prescribed potentially addictive drugs such as sleeping pills and painkillers last year, with half taking them long term, a new report says.
The number of the powerful painkillers prescribed by NHS Scotland has more than doubled in 13 years.
The Scottish Government’s crackdown on cheap alcohol has driven some drinkers to drugs, experts fear.
“THERE are huge links between mental health and alcoholism and addiction.”
MSP Monica Lennon hailed for courage after emotional FMQs contribution on drug and alcohol addiction
A LABOUR MSP has issued an emotional call for the removal of stigma against people seeking help for addiction issues.
A CHARITY has called on all organisations that profit from gambling to help fund support services for problem punters after figures showed just 3% are receiving help.
There’s no doubt about it, social media has become a big part of how we act.