The expert group behind new data exploring the patterns of Dundee’s epidemic of drug deaths hopes local services will use it to improve city services.
Dundee drugs commission
The seriousness of the drug death issue in Dundee was laid bare in a “deep dive” of statistics presented at the Dundee Partnership by forensic expert professor Niabh Nic Daeid.
The eyes of the world are on Dundee as it sets out its plan to tackle drug deaths following a damning report earlier this year.
‘Simply locking up drug users is far too simplistic an approach’: Dundee top cop speaks out on city’s addiction issues
There must be a focus on humanising drug users in a bid to tackle the city’s addiction issues, according to one of the area’s top police officers.
Dundee Drugs Commission: ‘We know we need to have an open door policy – nobody should be turned away from treatment’
The long-awaited report from the Dundee Drugs Commission has been welcomed by those who are now expected to act on its findings.
Local drug services need to be reinvented within the next year or face repeating mistakes that have killed hundreds in the last decade, the Dundee Drugs Commission has concluded.
Dundee's highest rate of deaths on record is a “clear” sign that treatment services to be examined in the city, Joe FitzPatrick says.
Scotland faces a series of “significant challenges” in its fight against drug deaths that need to be tackled swiftly, an expert has urged.
Dundee drug deaths: Four key areas of policy that could turn the tide in the fight against drug deaths
The ever-rising number of drug-related deaths in Dundee is a sign UK drug policy is not working, critics say.
The commission set up to tackle Dundee’s escalating drug death toll will not publish its findings on time, it has announced.
Activists are calling for safe consumption spaces for drug users to be set up in Dundee – and we wanted to know your thoughts on the matter.
Those dealing with the scourge of drug addiction in the city have called for “shooting galleries” following advice from Canadian experts.
The commission set up to examine drug deaths in Dundee has issued a final call for evidence as it prepares to issue its first report this summer.
The human rights of drug users being treated for addiction are not being respected, Dundee’s drugs commission has heard.
A health expert believes stopping addicts feeling “worthless, hated and stigmatised” may help Dundee’s drug problem.
The next meeting of the Dundee Drugs Commission will be held at Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre on Tuesday.
This week's Tele (Tuesday April 10) had an interview with the chairman of Dundee’s new drugs commission.