Drug, alcohol and needle exchange service delivery changes

People across Scotland can stay up to date with local drug and alcohol treatment and pharmacy service changes during the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to a new online tool.

As a result of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, many services have altered how they are delivered or are operating reduced hours.

This poses a risk to people who use drugs and those who support them due to confusion over where and how best to seek appropriate help or sterile injecting equipment during a time of change and uncertainty.

In an effort to centralise information across Scotland, third sector organisations Scottish Drugs Forum, Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs and We Are With You (formerly called Addaction) have collaborated to produce a single database which enables drug and alcohol services and pharmacies to submit weekly updates which are then shared through each of the lead partner’s websites and social media.

For increased accessibility, this information can be accessed as a user-friendly map so that people can see which supports are available in their locality.

Use the map below to find services in your area, or view it in full by clicking here.

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