A local recovery activist has said the ever-rising number of drugs deaths in Dundee reflected the continued “horror” of the situation for those dealing with substance abuse.
As reported in the Tele yesterday, the number of people killed by drugs in the city in 2017 was 55, up from the previous year’s total of 38.
The city continues to have the highest rate of drug deaths per head of population of any council area in Scotland.
Sharon Brand, of the local group Recovery Dundee, works with those recovering from substance abuse to help give them a new start.
She said: “I have watched with horror as the death toll has risen since 2013.
“We think it’s a new problem but it’s not. Drug deaths are on the increase everywhere.”
Ms Brand said the city was facing a “crisis” and added that she expected a record number of deaths to be recorded by the end of 2018.