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Scottish Drug Deaths Taskforce. (2022) Scottish drug deaths taskforce evidence paper. Scottish Drug Deaths Taskforce.

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Since the Taskforce was established in 2019 we have reviewed and discussed a huge amount of evidence in developing our recommendations and reports prior to our final report Changing Lives. Much of this has been covered in our previously published reports and except where necessary we have not gone over the same ground in preparing this paper which covers the evidence used to specifically support the recommendations and action points made in Changing Lives. Prior Taskforce publications and the minutes of our meetings can be found on our website.

Item Type
Publication Type
International, Report
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Prevention, Harm reduction
25 August 2022
233 p.
Scottish Drug Deaths Taskforce
Corporate Creators
Scottish Drug Deaths Taskforce
A Substance use and dependence > Personal history of substance use (pathway) > Recovery
B Substances > Sedatives, hypnotics or tranquillisers (CNS depressants)
B Substances > Opioids (opiates) > Opioid product > Naloxone
B Substances > New (novel) psychoactive substances > Benzodiazepines
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder (addiction) > Drug use disorder > Drug intoxication > Poisoning (overdose)
HJ Treatment or recovery method > Substance disorder treatment method > Substance replacement method (substitution) > Opioid agonist treatment (methadone maintenance / buprenorphine)
L Social psychology and related concepts > Physical context, location or place > Safe spaces (injecting facilities / centre / consumption rooms)
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Sociocultural discrimination > Prejudice (stigma / discrimination)
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Social condition > Poverty / deprivation
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime and violence
MM-MO Crime and law > Organised crime
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime > Substance related crime > Crime associated with substance production and distribution
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime and violence > Crime against persons (assault / abuse) > Intimate partner abuse (domestic violence)
MM-MO Crime and law > Substance use laws > Drug laws
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on substance use
P Demography, epidemiology, and history > Population dynamics > Substance related mortality / death
T Demographic characteristics > Woman (women / female)
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
T Demographic characteristics > Person who injects drugs (Intravenous / injecting)
VA Geographic area > International
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom > Scotland

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