More than a dozen people in Dundee lost their lives to drugs in the first half of 2018, new figures have revealed.
More than 500 kits aimed at bringing drug users who overdose back from the brink of death have been supplied in Dundee through a new scheme.
All Dundee police officers are being taught how to administer medication to a person who has taken an overdose.
A Dundee drugs charity says addicts’ lives will be saved after NHS Tayside gave it special dispensation to distribute Naloxone kits to users.
Substance abuse support charity Addaction is taking further steps to help those at risk of overdosing by dispensing a lifesaving drug that can reverse the effects of an overdose.
Distribution of kits which help reverse the effects of a drugs overdose has rocketed in Tayside over the last three years.