Drug Misuse

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 15th November 2006.

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Photo of Brian Adam Brian Adam Scottish National Party

Question S2W-29476

To ask the Scottish Executive how many methadone-related deaths there have been in each year since 1990, broken down by local authority area.

Photo of George Lyon George Lyon Liberal Democrat

The information requested is given in the following table. The increase in numbers observed in 1994 was, at least in part, due to enhanced data collection methods introduced at that time.

Drug-Related Deaths Involving Methadone, 1990-2005

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1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
Scotland 11 9 21 23 55 58 100 86
Aberdeen City - - 1 1 2 4 8 3
Aberdeenshire - - - - - - 2 4
Angus - - - - - 1 - 1
Argyll and Bute - - - - - 1 - -
Clackmannanshire - - - - - - - -
Dumfries and Galloway - - - - - - 2 1
Dundee City 2 2 1 1 2 2 12 14
East Ayrshire - - - - 2 2 - 1
East Dunbartonshire - - 1 - - - - 1
East Lothian - 1 - 2 - - 2 1
East Renfrewshire - - - - - 1 - -
Edinburgh, City of 9 3 13 11 17 14 33 24
Eilean Siar - - - - - - - -
Falkirk - - - 2 - 1 - 1
Fife - - - 1 1 1 - 2
Glasgow City - 1 1 3 14 21 25 16
Highland - - - - - - - -
Inverclyde - - - - 1 5 4 1
Midlothian - - - - 2 - 2 1
Moray - - - - 1 - - 1
North Ayrshire - - - - - 1 - 1
North Lanarkshire - - - - 2 - - -
Orkney Islands - - - - - - - -
Perth and Kinross - - - - - 1 2 2
Renfrewshire - - - - - 2 2 1
Scottish Borders - - - - 1 - 1 -
Shetland Islands - - - - - - - -
South Ayrshire - - - - 4 - 1 1
South Lanarkshire - - - - 3 1 1 2
Stirling - 1 3 1 - - - -
West Dunbartonshire - - 1 - 1 - 2 2
West Lothian - 1 - 1 2 - 1 5

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Scotland

64

63

55

69

98

87

80

72

Aberdeen City

4

6

5

8

11

2

1

2

Aberdeenshire

1

1

1

1

-

3

1

1

Angus

1

-

1

1

1

1

3

-

Argyll and Bute

-

1

-

1

3

-

-

-

Clackmannanshire

-

-

-

-

1

-

1

-

Dumfries and Galloway

1

-

1

2

1

1

1

-

Dundee City

2

7

6

10

1

-

3

1

East Ayrshire

1

4

-

2

5

-

-

-

East Dunbartonshire

1

-

-

-

-

1

-

-

East Lothian

-

1

-

1

3

3

-

2

East Renfrewshire

1

1

1

-

2

1

3

-

Edinburgh, City of

18

14

6

9

14

12

2

13

Eilean Siar

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

-

Falkirk

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

2

Fife

2

1

5

4

4

4

1

1

Glasgow City

13

18

13

12

25

37

35

23

Highland

-

1

-

-

-

2

2

3

Inverclyde

1

-

2

3

3

1

2

1

Midlothian

4

1

1

1

1

3

1

2

Moray

-

-

2

-

-

-

-

-

North Ayrshire

-

-

1

-

3

-

2

2

North Lanarkshire

3

1

1

3

4

1

5

7

Orkney Islands

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Perth and Kinross

6

-

-

1

-

1

1

1

Renfrewshire

2

-

3

-

-

3

4

4

Scottish Borders

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Shetland Islands

-

-

1

1

-

-

-

-

South Ayrshire

-

-

-

4

-

4

-

3

South Lanarkshire

2

3

1

-

5

3

5

-

Stirling

-

-

-

-

2

-

2

1

West Dunbartonshire

-

-

2

2

5

1

1

1

West Lothian

1

3

2

3

4

1

4

2

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