Drug treatment services in Dundee are failing older users who overdose after spending years trapped in treatment, it has been claimed.
A holisitic approach is required to help free drug users “entrenched” in their addictions, the sheriff sitting in Scotland’s only drugs court has said.
An addiction specialist has described Dundee’s latest drug-related hospital admission stats as being of “great concern”.
A minister has revealed he wants to help spearhead the introduction of an unofficial safe consumption area – with the help of other local groups.
The number of drug deaths in Dundee linked to etizolam has risen by more than 500%.
Hours after a summit that targeted a worrying increase in fatal overdoses, two more drug-related deaths occurred in Dundee.
Canadian experts who visited Dundee this month believe shooting galleries could help reduce drug deaths in the city.
Drug addicts say they are reluctant to carry a lifesaving device containing an antidote to opioid overdose as they believe police will search them if they see it.
Those dealing with the scourge of drug addiction in the city have called for “shooting galleries” following advice from Canadian experts.
Two people have died and another has been left fighting for his life after drugs cast yet another dark shadow over Dundee.
A Dundee teen has admitted her mum could have avoided dying from a drugs overdose at just 36 if she had sought help from local services.
The first two of 100 vulnerable people from across Dundee who will get help settling into accommodation have been placed in their new homes.
A Dundee charity that carries out work around the globe has unveiled plans to renovate its building – and do more closer to home.
Eight out of 10 “positive” stop-and-searches carried out by police in Dundee in the first half of the year lead to the seizure of drugs.
A Dundee drugs charity is to help people with substance misuse problems by speaking to them in GP surgeries, homeless shelters and chemists.
Police have seized drugs with an estimated street value of £768,000 in Dundee in less than four months following a number of high-value raids in the city.
A drugs charity boss has blasted “mindless” vandals who have wrecked a polytunnel used to aid the recovery of addicts.
A drugs charity worker in Dundee has warned users about a “deadly” batch of unusually-pure heroin circulating in the city.
A drugs charity marked International Overdose Awareness day with a touching tribute to those lost to addiction.
Support charity Addaction is to hold a special event today to mark International Overdose Awareness Day – and is inviting locals to get involved.