From the Margins
People with both mental health and drug and alcohol problems are being let down by the services meant to help them, according to a report by the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland.
One of our citizen journalists, Michelle, has a special interest in family support and addiction, due to her own experiences.
This is member-exclusive conversation about our brand new series From The Margins.
One of our citizen journalists, Peter, has a special interest in mental health and addiction, due to his own experiences. This is his story.
People who use drugs and alcohol are being denied proper support to deal with their mental health problems, The Ferret's From the Margins team has found.
Citizen journalist Tam tells The Ferret how his life turned around after spiralling into drug addiction and homelessness.
Michael dials the number for the alcohol and drug crisis centre and holds the phone to his ear. It’s late February, and he’s been going through this ritual for three days.
Scotland’s Minister for Drugs Policy has admitted people are still being “let down” by addiction services and said she is "deeply sorry" for those who have not had the right help to address issues with alcohol and drugs.