Monday 3rd November 2014
PRESS RELEASE - PROBLEM DRUG USE
There are 1,700 problem drug users in Inverclyde according to new data released by the National Health Service.
The new figures show that the number of problem drug users has remained unchanged since the Scottish Government launched its drug strategy – Road to Recovery – in 2008.
Commenting on the findings Duncan McNeil said:
“Unfortunately it doesn’t look like the Scottish Government’s drug strategy is working. It’s clear from this latest survey that drug misuse continues to be a major problem”
“I hope the government is seeking answers as to why this is the case, so it can review and update its strategy, and to seek better outcomes for communities here in Inverclyde and across Scotland.”