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It is important to realise that you are not responsible for your loved one's alcohol or drugs misuse. Read more »
Take the time to help yourself and you will be in a better postion to help your loved one. Read more »
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Stigma has serious repercussions. There are things we can all do to overcome it. Read more »


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Treatment can help your relative come of alcohol or drugs. You can play a part in helping them through this challenging time. Read more »
Harm reduction services aim to reduce alcohol and drug-related deaths and the spread of blood borne viruses. Read more »
After treatment comes recovery. This can be a long process. Family and peer support can be vital. Read more »


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Featured News

New Drug Research Framework launched by Minister Paul Wheelhouse

Posted: 07-10-2015

On Tuesday, 6 October 2015 Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs Paul Wheelhouse launched the new drug research framework.

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SHAAP Press Release - Alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing

Posted: 03-09-2015

Scottish health professionals have welcomed the opinion of the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that Scotland’s Alcohol Minimum Unit Price (MUP) legislation does not contravene European law.

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National Forum on Drug-related Deaths response to National Records of Scotland 2014 drug death figures

Posted: 26-08-2015

Reports from almost all parts of Scotland have been suggesting what the NRS and previous National Drug Related Deaths Database findings have confirmed- that outcomes for drug users not engaged in treatment and care are becoming increasingly concerning.

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Latest News

Changes to Take Home Naloxone from 1st October 2015.

Posted: 02-10-2015

On 1 October 2015, new legislation comes into force that enables naloxone to be supplied to individuals by drug treatment services without prescription.

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Alcohol sales figures published

Posted: 26-08-2015

Figures reinforce need for minimum unit pricing.

Alcohol sales increased slightly during 2014, reinforcing the need for minimum unit pricing to tackle the sale of cheap, strong alcohol.


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