The majority of drug-related deaths died of Heroin and morphine
A Trip is fatal, it is hardly a drug so frequently as in the case of Heroin. For just a few minutes of noise, the risk-based accept, as well as their physical deterioration. The drug is extremely addictive, and after two weeks consumption of physical withdrawal symptoms.
In the past year, died in Germany, 1276 people in the consumption of illegal drugs. The are about the same as in the previous year, informed the German government drugs Commissioner, Marlene Mortler (CSU),. Most common cause of Overdoses from opioids such as Heroin and morphine. It 629 people have died in the past year, there were more than 700. Also, Fentanyl and other synthetic opioids play an increasing role.
On average, the victims were 38-year-old. Only 33 percent of the case, it is known that someone had made a rescue attempt.
“Drug addiction is a disease”
A slight decrease in deaths, there were also new psychoactive substances, so-called Legal Highs. These are often sold online disguised as herbal blends or bath salts. The effect of Cannabis or amphetamines is comparable to, but much harder to assess. Often, it remains unclear how the substances are put together. Possible side effects range from Nausea, heart palpitations, panic attacks and vomiting right up to psychosis, circulatory failure, unconsciousness and death.
Increased the death numbers as a result of the abuse of psychoactive drugs, such as benzodiazepines. In Germany, up to 1.2 million people of benzodiazepine-containing sleeping and sedatives are estimates from the year 2014, according to dependent and the most Affected are older than 65 years. Benzodiazepines have a high search potential. After taking it over several weeks can occur when Weaning, the symptoms strengthened against the you really should: anxiety with panic attacks, sweating, sleep disturbances.
Mortler said: “Every single case of death obligates us to protect people from the dangers of drugs and to save them from the often deadly consequences of their drug use.” Be required in addition to the state, companies and society as a whole. “Drug addiction is a disease. Sick people need help and no stigma.”
In order to fight addiction problems, in particular, the municipal aid addiction is important. “It is high time that the addiction counselling in the best possible position for the future.” More money was needed. It is not working to provide for consistent funding.