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Drug Users Claim Benefits

More drug users are claiming disability benefits in Bristol than anywhere else in the country.

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Bristol drug users claim disability benefits

More drug users are claiming disability benefits in Bristol than anywhere else in the UK. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

More drug users are claiming disability benefits in Bristol than anywhere else in the country.

Government figures show more than fourteen hundred people in the city are receiving benefits because of their drug problems - more than any other local authority area.

The government released the data to try to generate support for its controversial shake-up of benefit payments.

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