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Welcome to the Drug Misuse Information Scotland website

This site provides information, statistics and research on drugs misuse in Scotland. Our target users are policy makers, professionals, researchers, employers and the wider community.

Please note: to get in touch with a member of the team view our contacts page or contact us via the substance misuse mailbox: email:

What's new on this site

ISD Scotland - Latest Statistics
29 July - Drug Deaths Newsletter - Fifteenth edition - Scottish Government
21 December - Drug Deaths Newsletter - Fourteenth edition - Scottish Government
5 October - Proposal to change the way you access substance misuse information in Scotland - The new substance misuse team at ISD have published a proposal to shut down this website, moving the information onto the ScotPHO and ISD websites. We also propose to publish the bulletin information directly onto ScotPHO web pages, and produce substance misuse profiles and topic reports. Key stakeholders are signed up to this proposal and a working group is being set up. Comments are welcome to feed into the working group - ISD Scotland
6 August - Drug Deaths Newsletter - Thirteenth edition - Scottish Government

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Study finds sharp rise in number of workers tested positive for drugs - Various sources
2 July 2012
New practice standards for care of young people in drug treatment - Various sources
2 July 2012
Warning over diazepam drug deaths - Guardian
2 July 2012
Improvements to Scottish take-home Naloxone syringe pack - Scottish Drugs Forum
28 June 2012
Increase in Scottish drugs crime by two percent - Various sources
28 June 2012
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