Drug misuse: key references and evidence

Availability and Prevalence

Topic

Report

Author

Last Published

Frequency

Drug Seizures by Scottish Police Forces

Drug Seizures By Scottish Police Forces, 2012-13 (Tables)

Scottish Government

March 2014

Annual

Drug Misuse and Treatment in Scottish Prisons

SPS Addiction Prevalence Testing Stats Final 2011-12

Scottish Prison Service (SPS)

February 2012

Archive

SPS Addiction Prevalence Testing Stats Final 2012-13

Scottish Prison Service (SPS)

February 2013

Archive

SPS Addiction Prevalence Testing Stats Final 2013-14

Scottish Prison Service (SPS)

February 2014

Annual

Illicit Drug Use Among Adults

Scottish Crime and Justice Survey: Drug Module (Tables)

Scottish Government

March 2014

Annual

Illicit Drug Use Among Children

Scottish Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (Tables)

ISD

November 2014

Biennial

Estimated Prevalence of Problem Drug Use

Estimating the National and Local Prevalence of Problem Drug Misuse in Scotland

G Hay, N McKeganey, S Hutchinson

2001

Archive

Estimating the national and local prevalence of problem drug misuse in Scotland

G Hay, M Gannon, N McKeganey, S Hutchinson, D Goldberg.

2005

Archive

Estimating the national and local prevalence of problem drug misuse in Scotland

G Hay, M Gannon, J Casey, N McKeganey.

2009

Archive

Estimating the National and Local Prevalence of Problem Drug Use in Scotland 2009/10

ISD

2011

Archive

Estimating the national and local prevalence of problem drug use in Scotland 2012/13 (Tables)

ISD

October 2014

 

Social Harm

Topic

Report

Author

Last Published

Frequency

Perceptions of Drug Misuse

Scottish Crime and Justice Survey: Drug Misuse Module (Tables)

Scottish Government

March 2014

Annual

Scotland's People: Scottish Household Survey (Tables)

Scottish Government

August 2014

Annual

A report on the findings from the 2009 Scottish Social Attitudes Survey Module about public attitudes towards illegal drugs and drug misuse in Scotland.

Scottish Government

May 2010

N/A

Drug Related Offences

Recorded Crime In Scotland, 2013-14 (Tables)

Scottish Government

November 2014

Annual

Recorded Crime in Scotland: Council Level Breakdown

Scottish Government

March 2015

Annual

Homicide in Scotland (Tables)

Scottish Government

December 2014

Annual

Court Activity and Sentencing

Criminal Proceedings in Scotland (Tables)

Scottish Government

December 2014

Annual

Criminal Proceedings in Scotland:Drug Related Court Proceedings Council Level Breakdown

Scottish Government

March 2015

Annual

Criminal Justice Social Work:Social Work Diversion Scheme (Tables)

Scottish Government

May 2014

Annual

Criminal Justice Social Work:Community Payback Orders (Tables)

Scottish Government

May 2014

Annual

Criminal Justice Social Work:Drug Treatment and Testing Orders (Tables)

Scottish Government

May 2014

Annual

Reconviction of Offenders (Tables)

Scottish Government

June 2014

Annual

Health Harm

Topic

Report

Author

Last Published

Frequency

Drug-related General and Psychiatric Hospital Discharges

Drug-Related Hospital Statistics Scotland 2014 (Tables)

ISD

October 2014

Annual

Primary Care consultations

Estimates of GP consultations relating to Drug Misuse

ISD

December 2013

Archive

Maternity and Neonatal Discharges

Births in Scottish Hospitals Year ending 31st March 2013 (Tables)

ISD

August 2014

Annual

Injecting Equipment Provision

Injecting Equipment Provision in Scotland Survey 2013/14 (Tables)

ISD

May 2014

Annual

Blood Borne Viruses: Hepatitis C

Surveillance of known hepatitis C antibody positive cases in Scotland: Results to 31 December 2013

HPS

May 2014

Annual

Hepatitis C in the UK

PHE

July 2014

Annual

Blood Borne Viruses: NESI

Needle Exchange Surveillance Initiative (NESI): Prevalence of HCV and injecting risk behaviours among people who inject drugs attending injecting equipment provision services in Scotland, 2008/2009 & 2010

HPS/University of Western Scotland

November 2012

Archive

Blood Borne Viruses: Hepatitis B

Shooting up Infections among people who inject drugs in the United Kingdom 2013 (Tables)

PHE

November 2014

Annual

Blood Borne Viruses: HIV

HIV in People Who Inject Drugs 2013

HPS

October 2014

Annual

Bacterial Infections

An Outbreak of Anthrax Among Drug Users in Scotland, December 2009 to December 2010

HPS

December 2011

N/A

Shooting up Infections among people who inject drugs in the United Kingdom 2013 (Tables)

PHE

November 2014

Annual

Drug Related Deaths

Drug-related deaths in Scotland 2013 (Tables)

NRS

August 2014

Annual

The National Drug-Related Deaths Database (Scotland) Report: Analysis of Deaths occurring in 2013 (Tables)

ISD

March 2014

Annual

Treatment for Drug Misuse

Topic

Report

Author

Last Published

Frequency

SDMD

Scottish Drug Misuse Database (SDMD) NHS Health Board Overview of Initial Assessments for Specialist Drug Treatment 2012/13 (Tables)

ISD

June 2014

Annual

Scottish Drug Misuse Database (SDMD) Report on People in Treatment – 2011/12 (Tables)

ISD

December 2014

N/A

Drug and Alcohol Waiting Times Database

National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Waiting Times Report January - March 2014 (Tables)

ISD

June 2014

Quarterly

Prescribing for Opioid Dependency

Drug Prescribing Scotland 2013/14

ISD

August 2014

Annual

Naloxone

National Naloxone Programme Scotland – naloxone kits issued in 2013/14 and trends in opioid-related deaths (Tables)

ISD

October 2014

Annual

 

Previous ISD drug-related reports are available on the ISD Drug and Alcohol Misuse Publications Page.

 

 

Effectiveness evidence

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NHS Health Scotland: Scottish briefings on NICE public health guidance

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination

Cochrane Library: Browse by topic

EPPI-Centre: Evidence library

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Evidence services: Evidence search

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance: Find guidance

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)

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