August 31, 2006

YOU GET WHAT YOU TOLERATE:

Deaths from cocaine double and toll is set to grow (MICHAEL HOWIE AND JASON CUMMING, 8/31/06, The Scotsman)

LETHAL cocktails of cocaine and alcohol will wreak a "heavy toll" in years to come, the country's drugs tsar warned yesterday as fresh figures revealed the Class A drug was responsible for a record number of deaths last year.

In Scotland's capital alone, cocaine is now present in the blood of about 15 per cent of people who have died from drugs.

And Tom Wood, chairman of the Scottish Association of Alcohol and Drug Action Teams, warned the number of people dying after taking cocaine was likely to rise even higher. [...]

"Five years ago there wouldn't have been a trace of cocaine in the deaths. But the drug was present in a number of cases last year and more this year," Mr Wood said.

"The increased use of cocaine, particularly combined with alcohol, will reap a heavy toll in coming years."

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 31, 2006 8:18 AM
Comments

Mixing cocaine with alcohol can kill you? Who would have thunk it?

As Homer Simpson once said, "Mel Brooks is Jewish?".

Posted by: pchuck at August 31, 2006 10:35 AM

Nothing saddens me (sniff..sniff) more than seeing the fatal overdose

Posted by: h-man at August 31, 2006 11:55 AM
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