Title Experts call for Scottish Government to follow Europe’s footsteps and revolutionise our drugs policy including supervised user rooms The rooms are available in Germany, France, Spain and the Netherlands — all of which have drug death rates under 20 per million Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet Sun Newspaper Media type Duration/Length/Size 2 A$ pages Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 17/08/17 Description Our substance abuse mortality rates were yesterday branded a “national tragedy”. But other European countries have managed to reduce their death tolls by introducing clever initiatives.
Last year, 867 people died from drug use in Scotland, equating to 160 per million residents, but in Portugal only 39 people died, the equivalent of six per million people.
Dr Iain McPhee, senior lecturer in alcohol and drug studies at West of Scotland University, has called for an alternative vision for the country’s future drug recovery programmes.
Producer/Author iain McPhee URL https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/1430184/scottish-government-europes-drugs-policy-user-rooms/ Persons Iain McPhee