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Drug misuse: useful links

Alcohol & Drugs Partnerships (ADP) contact list (23Kb)

The Drug Wheel is a useful method for displaying legal and illegal drugs for the UK categorised by the drugs psychoactive effects.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, is one of the EU's decentralised agencies set up to provide the EU and its Member States with a factual overview of European drug problems and a solid evidence base to support the drugs debate.

The annual EMCDDA drug report provides useful information at the European level.

Health Protection Scotland 

Health Scotland - Drugs section

ISD - Health & Social Care - Drug & Alcohol Team

National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse, a special health authority within the NHS, established by Government in 2001 to improve the availability, capacity and effectiveness of treatment for drug misuse in England.

Scottish Drugs Forum, a national non-government drugs policy and information agency working in partnership with others to co-ordinate effective responses to drug use in Scotland.

Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS)

Scottish Drug Enforcement Agency was incorporated into Police Scotland on 1 April 2013.

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime is an agency which was established to combat international drug traded and terrorism.

Help for Drug Problems

Addaction's online directory of services: Addaction Service Finder

DrugWise maintains an on-line encyclopaedia of drugs called DrugSearch.

FRANK contains more information on types of drugs and provides confidential advice.

For information on different types of drugs: Know the Score

For information on local services: Scottish Drug Services Directory

Scottish Families Against Drugs provides information and support for families of those who are affected by drugs.


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