Changes in Patterns of Drug Use in Scotland
‘Ups and Downs’
Changes in Patterns of Drug Use in Scotland, Harms and Service Responses
10th October 2018 / 10.00am – 4.00pm
Radisson Blu Hotel, Royal Mile, Edinburgh
Member Rate – £95
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Non-Member Rate – £120
Scottish Drugs Forum are pleased to confirm the speakers at our upcoming conference on drug trends.
‘Ups and Downs’ will explore changes in patterns of drug use in Scotland, associated harms and potential service responses.
Booking is essential – click here to secure your place
Andrew McAuley, Senior Research Fellow, Glasgow Caledonian University on national trends of substance use.
Dr Paul Cawood, Head of Toxicology, NHS Lothian on the analysis of the results of thousands of drug tests in Lothian.
Patricia Tracey, Manager, Glasgow Drugs Crisis Centre on the use of stimulants among heroin users in Glasgow.
Gareth Balmer, Service Manager, Addaction on recent trends in drug use in Fife.
Simon Pringle, Direct Access Services Manager, Alcohol and Drugs Action on recent trends in drug use in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
Katy MacLeod, Director, Chill Welfare and Scottish Drugs Forum on trends in substance use amongst ‘recreational’ users and vulnerable young people.
Tony Quinn, PhD Candidate, University of Birmingham on recent trends in the use of image and performance enhancing drugs in Scotland.
With Scotland’s new drugs policy due, the conference will close with a discussion on reducing harms, the policy implications and service developments required to meet Scotland’s emerging patterns of drug use.