Cocaine use in Kirkcaldy is at epidemic proportions and it is doing harm to our town.
Recent data from the Scottish Drug Misuse Database found there had been a spike in cocaine use in Scotland, coinciding with a drop in the price of the drug. Researchers also found users in Glasgow can have cocaine delivered to their door, faster than a pizza! That’s scary!
In January, there were reports of six pupils at a local high school, requiring emergency treatment, four of whom had been rushed to hospital, as a result of having taken pills outside the school grounds, during their lunch break!
Fife recorded it’s highest number of drug related deaths in 2017. 66 people died as a result of drug misuse. Drug related hospital stays also increased by 144% in the 14 years up to 2016-17. There is a dramatic increase in the number of women dying because of drug use. While the issue still affects more men than women, deaths among females have risen by a startling 750% in the last decade. This compares to a 60% increase in men. These figures are so worrying.
It is heart-breaking to read these statistics.
This is a crisis across Scotland. So many people losing their lives. So many families losing loved ones.
Just one bad hit... One bad pill....and it could be GAME OVER for you.