Problem drug use in Scotland Contents



1 Introduction

Our inquiry

2 Problem drug use in Scotland

What is problem drug use?

Drivers of problem drug use

Is problem drug use different in Scotland?

Integrated policy responses

Social security

3 Approaches to problem drug use

Criminal justice approach

Public health approach

Evidence-based policy

The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

4 Safe consumption facilities

Harm reduction and SCFs

Case for a safe consumption facility in Glasgow

Legal options for Glasgow SCF

5 Decriminalisation

The case for decriminalisation

De facto decriminalisation


6 Stigma

Stigmatising language

Equality legislation

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 4 November 2019