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18 Nov 2009 01:23:29

Older addicts 'lose will to live'

Research to be published in Glasgow suggests rates of suicide among addicts aged over 35 may be higher than previously thought.The Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF) said older drug users need more support. Of 55,000 chaotic drug users in Scotland, 15,000 or more than 25%, are believed to be 35 or over but they have said services often ignore their needs. SDF chief executive David Liddell said they have been taking drugs for so long, they have simply given up. The older addicts, who are known as t.... read more


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