TOGETHER WE CAN

STOP THE DEATHS

For each of the last five years, Scotland has suffered record numbers of drug overdose deaths. Each of these tragic deaths impacts on individuals, families, communities and the nation.

This cannot be accepted or allowed to become a ‘new normal’.

 
 
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What is #StopTheDeaths?

Drug overdose deaths are preventable. We know how to prevent these deaths and yet they still happen.

#StopTheDeaths was launched in 2018 to raise awareness of the rising toll of drug overdose deaths in Scotland and focus efforts to prevent these tragedies.

Scotland needs to prioritise this issue and take actions evidenced to prevent deaths. These actions involve all stakeholders – people who use drugs, their families and communities as well as services and policymakers.

The problem and the solutions belong to us all.

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This year’s theme

Drug deaths are being prevented every day in Scotland, but despite all our efforts and successes, there are still many tragic and preventable deaths. #StopTheDeaths aims to highlight what can be done NOW to reduce the tragic toll of drug-related deaths in the country.

As a result, the theme for 2019 will focus on treatment.

 

1,187

pEOPLE WHO DIED OF A PREVENTABLE DRUG OVERDOSE IN 2018

 

27%

iNCREASE OF DRUG-RELATED DEATHS IN sCOTLAND FROM 2017

 
 

5

YEARS IN A ROW DRUG-RELATED DEATH FIGURES HAVE INCREASED

 

Get Involved

Help us spread the #StopTheDeaths message.

Below, you can find some of the ways in which you can contribute.

 

tAKE A PICTURE WITH THE LOGO

Join our online gallery of support by printing off the #StopTheDeaths logo and sharing a picture.

SEND US A SHORT VIDEO

record yourself stating what you or your organisation can do to prevent drug deaths.

USE A TWIBBON ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Easily upload a #StopTheDeaths logo onto your social media profile picture to show your followers.


wEAR A T-SHIRT OR BADGE

Show your support for #StopTheDeaths by wearing one of the initiative’s t-shirts or a badge.


sHARE A POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Show your support for #StopTheDeaths by using the hashtag and sharing messages on your social media.


aDD A LOGO TO YOUR EMAIL

Upload a #StopTheDeaths logo to your email signature and share the message one email at a time.

 
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