One of our citizen journalists, Michelle, has a special interest in family support and addiction, due to her own experiences.
Citizen journalist Tam tells The Ferret how his life turned around after spiralling into drug addiction and homelessness.
Last year Sandra Holmes set up Families Campaigning for Change, a group of parents whose children have struggled with addiction. Now the group is calling on the Scottish Government to provide a national helpline and out-of-hours-services it insists will save lives.
‘The system didn’t give him a chance’: a father’s search for answers after his son’s death from alcoholism
A father's search for answers after his son's death from alcoholism only leads to more questions about critical flaws and lack of compassion in the system.
The lives of people with addictions to drugs and alcohol are being put at risk because they are forced to choose between going to rehab and keeping their homes.
With the 2019 drug death statistics expected to reach record levels for the sixth year running, families say they need support so their loved ones can access the help they need to survive.
Illicit drug users in Scotland’s major cities could soon be offered a drug safety testing service, which shows what substances they are really taking.
A record number of drug deaths were recorded in Scotland last year. They also showed a stark increase in female deaths.