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Problem drug use declining in previous hot spots

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Research led by the National Drug Evidence Centre at The University of Manchester has found that drug misuse seems to have passed its peak in some previous problem areas.

Mr Tim Millar and colleagues investigated the reality of the situation in perceived drug trouble-spots by estimating trends in the "incidence1" of heroin use (i.e. changes in the number of people starting to use heroin).