Researching and developing key components of a new Scottish drug checking programme


The Drug Deaths Taskforce has funded a research project to explore how best to establish drug checking in Scotland. The two-year project (ending in March 2023) aims to build an evidence base for, and facilitate the development of, drug checking services in Scotland across three cities: Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee. It involved interviews with people with experience of drug use, affected family members, and a range of professionals, to gain an understanding of the key opportunities and barriers to providing city-based drug checking services in Scotland. The project will also analyse the international evidence on drug checking, and assess how such findings fit with a Scottish context.

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