The right to access residential drug rehabilitation services should be included in law, the Scottish Conservatives have said.
A police officer has told how he helped save a suspected drug overdose victim’s life by administering an emergency antidote on his first shift after being trained in its use.
Drug deaths hotspots like Dundee must be given "focused attention" to turn around Scotland's harrowing record on overdoses, MSPs have been told.
Scotland has a total of 418 rehabilitation beds available for both drug and alcohol addiction, a survey of treatment services has found.
Drug support services will be able to apply for Scottish Government grants that open for applications from Thursday.
Nicola Sturgeon has admitted "more should have been done" to tackle "the national disgrace" of Scotland's drug deaths crisis as she announced more than £250 million of new funding to get to grips with the issue.
As a Scot leading drug policy reform in the US, Michael Collins jokes that when he first started pushing for decriminalisation he found himself thrown out of offices and unable to get Washington's big beasts to return his calls.
Scottish ministers have promised a "step change" in addressing Scotland's drug deaths crisis after Nicola Sturgeon attended her first taskforce meeting since pledging to become personally involved in tackling the issue.
Only one question appeared to catch Alex Salmond slightly off guard when I interviewed him in Aberdeen almost a decade ago.
Scotland's drug deaths figures are expected to be "as bad if not worse" compared to a record high seen last year, chairman of the Scottish Affairs Committee Pete Wishart has warned.
The UK Government has been accused of prolonging Scotland’s drug death crisis after it officially ruled out declaring a health emergency, decriminalising possession, or trialling safe consumption rooms.
New figures have revealed more than 70 people died in the north-east as a result of drugs last year – the highest total in Scotland.
Pharmacies across the city are providing life-saving medication in a bid to reduce drug deaths.
Drug deaths in the north-east are at their highest level since records began in 1996, according to new figures.
Steps are being taken to reduce drug deaths in Aberdeen by 2026, after figures showed they have doubled since 2014.
The number of north-east people killed by drugs rose during the first half of last year compared to 2017.
The number of drug-related deaths in Aberdeen has more than doubled in three years, according to a new report looking at the city’s population.