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Heroin: Dying in silence

Why you can trust Sky News

More people die from opioid abuse in the UK than anywhere else in Europe, and that number is on the rise. According to the Office of National Statistics, almost half of drug related deaths involved opioids.

On the Sky News Daily, Vanessa Baffoe talks to Sky's health correspondent Ashish Joshi, who's been speaking to users, and to people who've recovered, about why deaths may have increased. She also asks Siobhan Peters, from the drug support charity With You, about the work they do giving practical support to prevent overdose deaths.

This podcast includes references to drugs and drug use.

If you need help or advice on these issues...

Mind: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/recreational-drugs-alcohol-and-addiction/support-for-drug-and-alcohol-problems/

With You: https://www.wearewithyou.org.uk/help-and-advice/

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