Resources

Harm Reduction

Let's Give Bacteria the Boot - Booklet for People who Use Drugs 5.3 MB April 20, 2020 Anthrax and Heroin Users - What Workers Need to Know 472.0 KB March 23, 2013 Ministerial Seminar on New Psychoactive Substances - SDF Presentation on Health Impacts of NPS 579.8 KB April 15, 2013 Report on Scotland’s First Harm Reduction Café held in Glasgow 969.2 KB November 19, 2013 Wound Botulism and Drug Use - What Workers Need to Know (Booklet) 224.4 KB January 21, 2015 Infections in People Who Use Drugs - Group A Streptococcus and Staphylococcus Aureus - What Workers Need to Know (Booklet) 1.4 MB May 15, 2015 Safer Injecting Basics for New Pyschoactive Substances 297.9 KB March 20, 2018 The Control of Drugs - Issues in Harm Reduction Series 2.8 MB April 28, 2018 Wound Botulism Postcard for People Who Inject Drugs 257.6 KB April 28, 2018 HIV in Glasgow - Responding to an Outbreak - SDF Bulletin for World AIDS Day 2018 6.0 MB January 21, 2019 What Workers Need to Know: Group A Streptococcus and Staphylococcus Aureus 5.3 MB March 7, 2023 Understanding the Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Risk Behaviours of Defined At Risk Groups to Inform a Service Training Programme 2.6 MB September 20, 2020 Self Care Advice Looking after your wounds at home 730.3 KB May 20, 2021 Injecting Equipment Provision in Scotland - Good Practice Guidance 7.8 MB October 20, 2021 HIV: What Workers Need To Know 1.6 MB December 5, 2021 National Wound Care Guide 3.9 MB February 15, 2022 Group A Streptococcus and Staphylococcus Aureus Postcard 3.1 MB March 9, 2023 Group A Streptococcus and Staphylococcus Aureus Poster 4.3 MB March 9, 2023 Group A Streptococcus and Staphylococcus Aureus - Brief Intervention 2.8 MB March 10, 2023

Policy

Staying Alive in Scotland - Strategies to Combat Drug-Related Deaths - Full Report 1.2 MB June 21, 2016 Drugs & Poverty Literature Review - 2007 - written by SDF in association with the Scottish Association of Alcohol and Drug Action Teams 428.2 KB March 23, 2007 Senior Drug Dependents & Care Structures - Scotland and Glasgow Report 601.8 KB April 21, 2008 Older Drug Users in Scotland - professionals' views 862.8 KB August 28, 2008 Senior Drug Dependents and Care Structures - Scotland and Glasgow Report 601.8 KB March 21, 2009 Legal and Financial Framework for the Care of Senior Drug Dependents in Scotland 248.7 KB April 4, 2009 Senior Drug Dependents and Care Structures- Scotland -Qualitative Report 540.3 KB January 14, 2010 Senior Drug Dependents and Care Structures Scotland - Guidelines for Service Response 243.9 KB April 21, 2010 Senior Drug Dependants and Care Structures - Recommendations at the EU level for services and responses 178.9 KB August 10, 2010 Trauma and recovery amongst people who have injected drugs within the past five years- Full Report 1.6 MB January 23, 2013 Trauma and recovery amongst people who have injected drugs within the past five years- Executive Summary 1.1 MB January 23, 2013 SDF Briefing for MSPs - Scottish Parliament Debate on The Scottish Government response to The Independent Expert Review of Opioid Replacement Therapies 1.2 MB November 21, 2013 Report on Scotland’s First Harm Reduction Café held in Glasgow 969.2 KB November 19, 2013 SDF Response to Scottish Government Consultation on Minimum Unit Pricing of Alcohol 2023 148.6 KB November 1, 2023 Understanding the Patterns of Use, Motives and Harms of New Psychoactive Substances in Scotland 2.2 MB May 20, 2024 Older People with Drug Problems in Scotland Addressing the Needs of an Ageing Population 2.9 MB June 17, 2017 Older People with Drug Problems in Scotland A Mixed Methods Study Exploring Health and Social Support Needs 1.5 MB June 17, 2017 The Control of Drugs - Issues in Harm Reduction Series 2.8 MB April 28, 2018 A Drugs Strategy for Scotland - SDF response to the Scottish Government proposal to refresh Scotland's existing strategy 1.2 MB November 11, 2018 SDF submission to the Scottish Affairs Committee inquiry on 'The Use and Misuse of Drugs in Scotland' 1.1 MB May 20, 2019 Staying Alive in Scotland 4.3 MB November 21, 2019 Moving Beyond People-First Language A glossary of contested terms in substance use 1.0 MB October 20, 2020 Drug-related deaths in Scotland -MSP Briefing 1.5 MB January 20, 2021 Working to Decriminalise People Who Use Drugs: Learning from Decriminalisation Efforts in 5 International Jurisdictions 3.3 MB March 4, 2023 Executive Summary - Working to Decriminalise People Who Use Drugs: Learning from Decriminalisation Efforts in 5 International Jurisdictions 2.5 MB March 2, 2023

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