Drug, alcohol and needle exchange service delivery changes

As a result of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, many services have altered how they are delivered or are operating reduced hours.

This poses a risk to people who use drugs and those who support them due to confusion over where and how best to seek appropriate help or sterile injecting equipment during a time of change and uncertainty.

You can now stay up to date with local drug and alcohol treatment and pharmacy service changes during the pandemic thanks to a new online tool.

In an effort to centralise information across Scotland, Scottish Drugs Forum, Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs and We Are With You have collaborated to produce a single database which enables drug and alcohol services and pharmacies to submit weekly updates. The map also includes updates on local family support services for people who are affected by someone else’s substance use.

The database can be viewed via a spreadsheet or can be accessed as a user-friendly map so that people can see which supports are available in their locality.

Click here to view the service delivery changes spreadsheet.

Use the map below or click here to view it with full search functionality.