This report details Drug Related Deaths (DRD) and mortality in-treatment across Greater Manchester for the year 2022 reported through the IMS DRD surveillance system which is now operational in all ten local authorities across the region.
Deaths reported to the system include any individual who has died while in treatment or recent treatment with a drug or alcohol treatment provider alongside any DRD cases identified by the coroner. Coroners define drug related deaths as drug poisoning including accidents and suicides involving drug poisonings, as well as deaths from drug abuse and drug dependence.
Because of inquest delays across Greater Manchester, it was not possible at the time of this report’s production to identify the majority of coroner reported DRDs which will have occurred across the region therefore, where appropriate, the report also looks at deaths occurring during 2021.
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