One year ago the Scottish Government launched Scotland’s first drugs strategy since devolution. Central to the strategy was a new approach to tackling problem drug use based firmly on the concept of recovery. The action set out in the strategy reflects that tackling drug use requires action across a broad range of areas. This progress report takes the same approach.
Over the last year significant progress has been made at a national and local level. Achievements are outlined under the headings preventing drug use, promoting recovery, law enforcement, children in substance misusing families, and making it work.