From the Margins
Commission calls for urgent action on ‘Scotland’s crisis’ with drugs, alcohol and mental health
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.
‘I can change my life’: young people with parents in addiction speak out
One of our citizen journalists, Michelle, has a special interest in family support and addiction, due to her own experiences.
From the Margins: Karin Goodwin Q&A
This is member-exclusive conversation about our brand new series From The Margins.
Peter’s Story: ‘It’s not plain sailing…but my life has changed’
One of our citizen journalists, Peter, has a special interest in mental health and addiction, due to his own experiences. This is his story.
Mental health services failing people using alcohol and drugs
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.
Tam’s story: ‘Lives can change when people get the right support’
Citizen journalist Tam tells The Ferret how his life turned around after spiralling into drug addiction and homelessness.
From the margins: escaping the cycle of addiction, homelessness and trauma
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.
Drugs minister ‘deeply sorry’ for those ‘let down’ by addiction services
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.