First major study by Glasgow experts finds Scottish public support drug consumption rooms

Study found that 61 per cent of people agreed with the introduction of DCRs in Scotland, whilst only 15 per cent disagreed
The Herald (Scotland)
Thursday, July 30, 2020

they talk we dieResearch from a Glasgow university has revealed that the majority of Scots back the introduction of drug consumption rooms (DCRs) – with academics insisting the idea remains an option despite UK Government opposition. Scotland is Europe’s drugs death capital with more fatalities per person than any other nation, according to the latest data – amid reports that the rate has risen further during the Covid-19 lockdown. The Scottish Government has long-backed introducing supervised DCRs in a bid to treat the crisis as a health issue, but the UK Government renewed its opposition to the policy during February’s drugs death summit in Glasgow. (See also: Study finds ‘compelling’ case for safe drug taking facilities)