Scottish Drugs Forum
A record number of women died drug related deaths in 2021, according to new figures.
Critics of a controversial project which works with vulnerable mothers in Dundee have called for programme rules – insisting women who want ongoing support from the programme prevent pregnancy by either taking contraception or abstaining from sex – to be dropped.
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.
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.
Canadian campaigner Garth Mullins has backed a Glasgow activist's plan to launch an injection centre in the city.
A leading drug activist has urged Scots to engage in widespread civil disobedience to reduce the number of people dying of drug overdoses.
At least 20 homeless people in Glasgow have died in the last six weeks, The Ferret has learned.
Campaigners have called for a new prevention strategy to stop unnecessary suffering from drug deaths after new figures revealed that almost one thousand people were killed by substance abuse last year.