About SDF

Scottish Drugs Forum

Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF) is Scotland’s national resource of expertise on drugs and related issues.

Established in 1986, SDF is a membership-based organisation. We seek to lead and represent the drugs field in Scotland in order to improve Scotland’s response to problem drug use. SDF works with policy makers, service planners and commissioners, service managers and staff as well as people who use or have used services to ensure service quality and evidence-based policy and practice.

SDF’s work involves joint and partnership working within the drugs field and related fields in Scotland and beyond and we welcome the active engagement of members and other stakeholders in our work.

SDF’s work is funded by a range of funders including the Scottish Government, The Big Lottery Fund, charitable trusts, health boards, local authorities and others.


View SDF Accounts to 31 March 2023

View SDF’s Funding Policy