Deaths involving legal highs have risen with men in their twenties at most risk, according to the Office for National Statistics.
The so-called 'legal highs' are defined in this analysis as new psychoactive substances not controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 on the day the person died, such as mephedrone.
However the number is small compared to illegal drugs such as heroin and morphine.
The Employment Minister and Fareham MP, Mark Hoban, has been talking about the disappointing unemployment figures for the South East, published on Wednesday 20 March.
Numbers for the last financial quarter released by the Office for National Statistics, reveal that unemployment in the region has increased by 6.6%, with 16,000 more people unemployed.
While there may have been an increase in the number of people in the labour market out of work, the South East remains the region with the second lowest level of unemployment in the UK after the South West.
The facts and figures behind today's rise in the jobless total have been pulled together into a video by the Office For National Statistics.
Unemployment increased by 7,000 between November and January to 2.52 million. The ONS figures also show the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance last month fell by 1,500 to 1.54 million.