According to employees at the ER Unit at Landspitali – University Hospital, police officers and ambulance drivers sometimes suffer brutal attacks, and abuse is more common than ever before, reports the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service. Police officers are now on call every weekend at the ER Unit. Ambulance drivers on call last weekend told RÚV that it was sometimes difficult to get help to the injured in downtown Reykjavík after dark. A police officer with the narcotics department of the national police, who are also on call, said that it was clear that over the past few years drug use had increased substantially especially among the younger generation. He said that in general people are completely unaware how widespread and heavy the drug use is.