Debbie is the Strategic Lead of The National Addiction and Mental Health Surveillance Unit at Turning Point. She is a public health researcher with a nursing background. She has worked on projects with WHO, UNICEF and ISPCAN on data issues. Her research interests focus on the use of surveillance systems to improve the understanding of harms associated with alcohol and drugs - particularly those associated with intentional injury (suicide and self harm, family violence, child maltreatment).Read more about Debbie Scott's research
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Opioids, overdoses and intent
There's growing evidence that an escape from underlying physical or emotional pain is a common driver of many opioid overdoses.