Following the publication of the Drug Related Death statistics for 2022 by National Records of Scotland (NRS) earlier today (22/08/23), please find below a statement by Jacqueline Kerr, Chair of Glasgow City Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP):
"Whilst I am encouraged by the reduction in drug related deaths in the city, the ADP recognises that the published figures continue to highlight a significant public health issue, and I would want to offer condolences to families, friends and communities who have experienced the loss of a loved one to a drug related death.
Glasgow City Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP) continue to take a partnership approach to tackling drug related deaths through implementation of the MAT Standards and the National Mission. The ADP has invested in, and sponsored, a range of activities to improve the reach and delivery of harm reduction across the City and the responsiveness of services to engage people in care and treatment. This year saw the growth of alcohol and drug treatment and care services, residential and community provision and recovery opportunities. The ADP continues to engage with people who have lived and living experience to help shape the way in which we respond to the harms and stigma associated with problematic drug and alcohol use. "