Scotland must offer drug users better treatment, access to drug consumption rooms and safer supply initiatives in order to save lives, new study claims.
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.
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.