Title Scotland's drug battle hampered by 'failure in counting number dropping out of treatment' Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet Daily Record Media type Web Duration/Length/Size 1 page Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 2/09/19 Description 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.
Producer/Author Mark McGivern URL https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/scotlands-drug-battle-hampered-failure-19122957 Persons Iain McPhee, Stephen O'Rawe, Barry Sheridan
- Drug policy
- drug related death
- drug treatment