Families affected by drugs and alcohol should be given time to build positive relationships and the support and funding must reflect that, a new report has urged.
A man began selling cocaine and heroin to clear a £15,000 drug debt – because he thought dealers would hurt his mum.
Nearly a third of drug users seeking help in the north-east started taking illegal substances under the age of 15, new statistics have revealed.
Four drugs firms have been fined £3.4 million with a £1 million payment to be made to the NHS for conspiring to push up prices of an anti-depressant.
A man has been sentenced after being concerned in the supply of cocaine and heroin.
The UK Government has had “limited success” in stopping a drugs market that costs society over £19 billion a year, according to a new report.
A teenager caught with hundreds of pounds of cannabis has been handed unpaid work.
Police seized heroin, cocaine and cannabis worth £4,000 and £10,000 of cash in an intelligence-led operation in the north-east.
The number of people prosecuted for possessing drugs has dropped following a change in approach that could keep more drug users out of court.
Figures from the Scottish Prison Service show 86 inmates of HMP Grampian in Peterhead were caught consuming illegal substances in 2019.
A pair of online drug dealers have been made to pay back more than half a million pounds of their profits from selling so-called legal highs.
Police officers could soon carry life-saving medication to treat drug overdose victims.
Two men have been charged after drugs worth more than £4,000 were seized from a north-east home.
Police in the north-east seized drugs worth around £11,000 as part of a bid to tackle violence and drug crime.
Police seized drugs and weapons during a two-day operation in Aberdeen.
Two men have been charged after authorities found their stash of illegal substances in carriers labelled “bag full of drugs”.
A Royal Navy warship has seized £1 million worth of hashish in a drugs bust while on patrol in the Indian Ocean.
A man who was jailed for drug dealing after being caught in Aberdeen has agreed to hand over £1,855 to settle a confiscation action.
Colin Stewart, 35, is currently serving a sentence of three years and 11 months for drug supply. The new sentence imposed will begin at the end of that.
The number of prisoners developing a drug problem behind bars has more than doubled in the last five years, research suggests.
Seven members of a drugs gang who supplied at least a tonne of high-purity cocaine worth up to £70 million to dealers around the M25 have been jailed for a total of 111 years.
'Crack' cocaine and heroin worth more than £12,200 has been seized in Aberdeen.
Drugs worth more than £36,000 have been seized in three separate incidents from across the north-east.
Drug dealers are targeting “vulnerable” single mums to help run their operations, a court was told.
A drugs courier was caught by a sniffer dog at the railway station bringing a kilogram of cannabis into Aberdeen.
Almost 150 needles have been found on north-east streets in the last three years.
Almost five pupils a month across the north-east are being disciplined for either possessing or taking drugs in school.
Five people were charged with drugs offences every day in the north-east on average last month, new figures show.
A rogue driver is being taken off a north-east road almost every other day – thanks to a new piece of police kit.
New figures have revealed a drop in serious assaults for Aberdeen – though drug offences have increased.