Medical grade heroin drug treatment centre to open in Glasgow

Staff are fully trained in overdose and have access to defibrillators and naloxone
Evening Times (Scotland)
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

dcr brightonA new service providing medical grade heroin to the most problematic drug users in Glasgow is ready to open. The Enhanced Drug Treatment Service will treat the most at risk heroin users who are in danger of overdose, HIV and Hepatitis C. The facility is a first in Scotland and described by officials as "gold standard" treatment. The facility, costing £1.2m which is located just outside the city centre expects to treat around 20 patients in the first year and doubling to 40 in year two. The city’s Health and Social Care Partnership wants to open a safe drug consumption facility on the same site but UK drug laws currently won’t allow it. (See also: Scottish government urged to declare drug addiction emergency | Pioneering Glasgow clinic offers addicts pharmaceutical grade heroin)