Drugs Research Network Scotland Annual Conference 2022

Online, United Kingdom,

Complex lives and complex systems: Untangling the complexity through drugs research

Through a series of keynote presentations, shorter “Research Bites” presentations, networking opportunities, and a panel discussion, the DRNS 2022 conference will encourage delegates to expand their understanding of the wide-ranging complexities affecting the field of drug use and consider the research being done to address them.

Scotland launches national campaign to tackle the stigma of addiction

Alcohol and problematic drug use are significant issues in Scotland, causing damage to people’s lives, families and communities, and contributing to violence and crime. Not only can stigma relating to substance use impact an individuals wellbeing, but it can prevent people from coming forward and getting the help they need. Consequently, Scotland has launched a national campaign to tackle the stigma of addiction. Television and newspaper adverts and posters on billboards will emphasise that a

Minimum unit pricing evidence from Scotland and Wales

Online, United Kingdom,

Is minimum unit pricing working? Examining the evidence from Scotland and Wales

About this event

Professor Eileen Kaner, Newcastle University, will share with us the findings of the Impact of minimum unit pricing on alcohol purchases in Scotland and Wales study, as published in The Lancet.

World AIDS Day Event - An Update on the HIV Outbreak

Webinar, United Kingdom,

World AIDS Day takes place on 1 December each year. It’s an opportunity for people to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first-ever global health day.

Options and developments in residential rehabilitation and support

Online, United Kingdom,

There has been a lot of discussion in recent years over the role of residential rehabilitation and care services for people with a substance use problem.  With the recent investment provided by Scottish Government, this webinar will explore the nature of the need for residential rehabilitation and care and how services may meet these needs.   

Drug-related Deaths in Scotland in 2020

In 2020,1339 drug-related deaths were registered in Scotland. This is a 5% increase compared to figures from 2019. Other key findings show: The number of drug-related deaths has increased substantially over the last 20 years – there were 4½ times as many deaths in 2020 compared with 2000. Men were 2.7 times as likely to have a drug-related death than women, after adjusting for age. After adjusting for age, people in the most deprived parts