Experts call for Scottish Government to follow Europe’s footsteps and revolutionise our drugs policy including supervised user rooms

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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.

Period17 Aug 2017

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  • TitleExperts call for Scottish Government to follow Europe’s footsteps and revolutionise our drugs policy including supervised user rooms
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletThe Scottish Sun
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/Size2 pages
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date17/08/17
    DescriptionLast 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/AuthorIain McPhee
    URLhttps://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/1430184/scottish-government-europes-drugs-policy-user-rooms/
    PersonsIain McPhee