133 pages. Includes bibliography. This statistical compilation is the annual report of drug-related deaths in the United Kingdom and the six-monthly surveillance report published by the national programme on Substance Abuse Deaths (np-SAD). It is used by universities, the UK government, and national and international agencies as an indicator of the extent and nature of drug problems and misuse, and makes a contribution towards the prevention of substance abuse problems. The statistics are intended to inform authorities at the local, regional, and national levels, as well as health and other professionals about the serious consequences of drug abuse, especially polydrug use. Statistics are from England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland, the Islands (Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man), United Kingdom.