What can be done about Scotland's drugs crisis?

Drug consumption rooms are a 'distraction' says UK minister
BBC News (UK)
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

uk heroin injectingScotland has the highest rate of drug-related deaths in Europe and the numbers are continuing to rise at an alarming speed. Both the Scottish government and the UK government are holding summits in Glasgow this week to discuss how they can tackle the drugs death crisis. Plans for drug consumption rooms to get addicts off the streets have been called a "distraction" by the UK government minister for crime. Glasgow's plan for a special facility to allow users to take their own drugs under medical supervision are backed by the Scottish government. But drug legislation is reserved to the Westminster government. (See also: Bring ex-addicts on board to tackle drug deaths crisis, say experts)