Prescription drugs

More help for those with drug & alcohol problems

Discarded drug paraphenallia in an area used by addicts near Glasgow city centre
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Health Secretary Jeane Freeman moves on to plans for support for people with drug and alcohol issues, saying the availability of Naloxone (which is used to block the effects of opioids) has been increased.

There is also new support for those about to leave prison, with £150,000 going towards enhancing rehabilitation services.

A further £1.9m will go towards funding opiate substitution therapy for the estimated 25% of Scotland's prisoners who need it.