Scotland drugs policy minister resolves to reduce horrific death toll


Angela Constance says she is committed to introducing full range of treatments in ‘national mission’

Scotland’s new minister for drugs policy, Angela Constance, has said she is determined to see a reduction in the country’s horrific drug-related death toll and significantly more people in treatment within the year.

“I’m talking about the full range [of treatment]: residential, in the community, harm reduction, recovery services, medication where it’s appropriate … I’m not punting my preferred option,” Constance said.

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