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Overdose — a major cause of avoidable death among young people

EMCDDA, Lisbon, January 2005

Publication type:

Drugs in focus

Issue:

13

Summary:

Drug-related death is a complex phenomenon that includes both deaths from overdose and deaths indirectly related to drugs, for example from diseases spread by the sharing of injecting equipment, such as AIDS and hepatitis, and from accidents, violence and suicide under the influence of drugs.

Pages:

4

Price:

free

ISBN/ISSN:

1681-5157

Catalogue number:

TDAD04002ENC

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