Scotland's drug battle hampered by 'failure in counting number dropping out of treatment'

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Research from The University of the West of ­Scotland in Paisley claims some Alcohol and Drug Partnerships (ADP) refuse to properly count the number of treatment drop-outs by failing to check a simple box.

Academics claim efforts to stem Scotland’s drug death rate may be hampered by the way the number of addicts who drop out of treatment is being counted.

Research from West of ­Scotland University in Paisley claims some Alcohol and Drug Partnerships refuse to properly count the number of drop-outs by checking a simple box.

The document, written by Dr Steve O’Rawe, Dr Iain McPhee and Barry Sheridan, claims problems arise because ADPs are both purchaser and provider of treatment services, impeding efforts to hold the organisations to account.

Period2 Sep 2019

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  • TitleScotland's drug battle hampered by 'failure in counting number dropping out of treatment'
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletDaily Record
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1 page
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date2/09/19
    DescriptionAcademics claim efforts to stem Scotland’s drug death rate may be hampered by the way the number of addicts who drop out of treatment is being counted.

    Research from West of ­Scotland University in Paisley claims some Alcohol and Drug Partnerships refuse to properly count the number of drop-outs by checking a simple box.

    The document, written by Dr Steve O’Rawe, Dr Iain McPhee and Barry Sheridan, claims problems arise because ADPs are both purchaser and provider of treatment services, impeding efforts to hold the organisations to account.
    Producer/AuthorMark McGivern
    URLhttps://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/scotlands-drug-battle-hampered-failure-19122957
    PersonsIain McPhee, Stephen O'Rawe, Barry Sheridan

Keywords

  • Drug policy
  • Addiction
  • drug related death
  • drug treatment
  • ADP