Press Release, 23rd August 2013,
Greater focus needed on recovery
An independent expert group into opiate replacements in Scotland has said that much more needs to be done to promote recovery among drug addicts.
The group was set up in the wake of concern over the role of methadone in drug-related deaths. Almost half of those who died had been using the heroin substitute.
It said that Alcohol and Drug partnerships are often failing to produce clear plans and objective reports about how to help individuals overcome their addiction.
The Labour MSP said: