The Frost Report - Episode 8 - Drug Addiction and Mental Health

Episode 8,  May 18, 06:00 PM

This Episode we talk openly with Daniella Westbrook, Daniella Westbrook, Paul Danan and Chalkie White who don't hold back on their experiences. 

An estimated 1 in 11 adults aged 16 to 59 years old had taken a drug in the last year (9.4%; approximately 3.2 million people and around one in five adults aged 16 to 24 years old had taken a drug in the last year (21%; approximately 1.3 million people).

Drug use is prevalent in our society and causes irreparable damage to families, relationships, and can also result in death. Drug-related deaths in England and Wales have risen for the eighth year in a row and remain at their highest level in more than a quarter of a century, figures show.

There were 4,561 deaths related to drug poisoning registered in England and Wales in 2020, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

This is the highest number since records began in 1993, and up 3.8% from the previous year.

On this podcast we have spoken openly and honestly with courage and bravery about the personal impact of drug use on their lives.

I am hoping anyone listening to this podcast can learn and be reassured that you can survive drug use.

If you have been affected by the topic of this report we have listed some useful links for you below.