Date lodged: 20 June 2016
To ask the Scottish Government how many people have died from suspected drug abuse in each year since 1999, broken down by NHS board.
Answered by: Aileen Campbell 4 July 2016
National Records of Scotland (NRS) publish annually the statistics of drug-related deaths which were registered in Scotland over the period from 1996. The number of deaths since 1999, broken down by NHS board, can be found on the NRS website - http://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/vital-events/deaths/drug-related-deaths-in-scotland/2014.