167 overdose deaths in Italy in 2018

Compared to 195 all last year

(ANSA) - Rome, August 31 - There have been 167 drug overdose deaths in Italy so far this year compared to 195 all last year, the GeOverdose.it site said on the 19th International Overdose Awareness Day Friday.
    With an average age of 38, they have been 138 men and 29 women, the site said.
    The majority of the deadly overdoses were caused by heroin, it said.
    The site is run by the Damage Reduction Group of the Italian Addictions Society.
   

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