International Overdose Awareness day 31/08/2022

We can prevent drug deaths. We just need to know how. Globally, around 150,000 people die due to drug overdose each year. #StopTheDeaths Scotland faces a national public health emergency with drug overdose deaths rising for each of the last seven years to new record highs. In 2020 1,339 people in Scotland died of a drugs… [Continue Reading]

Safer Nightlife – What is drink spiking?

Safer Nightlife – What is drink spiking? Link to CREW2000 website with post – Drink spiking is someone adding alcohol or another drug to someone’s drink without their knowledge or consent. We’ve put together the information below and a downloadable graphic resource on spiking. You can find the PDF resource here. Alcohol is the drug most… [Continue Reading]

Naloxone over Festive Period – Scottish Ambulance Service

Many services who can supply Naloxone are closed over the festive period – Scottish Ambulance Service will be available throughout the Christmas and new year period. Scottish Ambulance Service is a safe space where anyone at risk of an overdose or likely to witness an overdose can be supplied training and a Naloxone kit from crews.… [Continue Reading]

Stop The Stigma Campaign

People across Scotland are being urged to play their part in helping end the stigma of addiction. A campaign has launched to help drive home that a drug or alcohol problem is a health condition, with the aim of challenging preconceptions people may hold towards those who are struggling. People who have a drug and… [Continue Reading]

How to Respond to a Drug Overdose!

Circles Network : Independent Advocacy

Do you need help to speak up? Would it help to have an independent person explain things to you or speak up for you? Circles Advocacy helps people to: Have a say about the services they receive Understand their rights Get the right information to help them make choices Raise issues they are worried about… [Continue Reading]