NHS Tayside is considering offering heroin on prescription to drug users following an evaluation of a “successfully implemented” Glasgow-based pilot.
Scotland must offer drug users better treatment, access to drug consumption rooms and safer supply initiatives in order to save lives, new study claims.
Citizen journalist Tam tells The Ferret how his life turned around after spiralling into drug addiction and homelessness.
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.
Scotland's drug injecting population is facing new concerns during the coronavirus lockdown, with access to methadone and support services slashed.
Calls are growing for people with drug addictions to get urgent access to life-saving treatment and prescriptions to help them self-isolate during the pandemic.
The Ferret and HuffPost investigate how Dundee's drug death crisis is being driven by government austerity policy.
The drug-related death count in Dundee jumped from 57 to 73 in 2017, and is almost double the national average.