Drug-Related Deaths Report

Posted on August 21, 2017

CEO Luan Grugeon responds to the recent drug related deaths report.

Sadly we are aware that drug deaths across Scotland continue to rise. We know that every single death leaves families, friends and communities devastated.   

We are aware that the majority of these deaths are in people who have long term drug problems who have also other complex interrelated health problems. Many also live in isolation.   

ADA is working hard with treatment services and communities to prevent deaths.  Help is readily available. There are lots of one to one and groups available to help people, whatever stage of recovery they are at. We also have a growing community of people in recovery in Aberdeen who are available to provide invaluable peer support and inspiration for people at an early stage.

Naloxone, a medicine which can temporarily restore breathing in an overdose situation, is available to drug users and family members.  Last year we know that 98 of these kits were used to restore breathing in overdose situations in Aberdeen. 


We need to get the message out there:

Don’t struggle alone, help is here and recovery is possible no matter how difficult your current situation is.

Our full list of services can be found on this website.  We have services open 7 days a week.

We can assist you to take steps to support you in your recovery. Our confidential helpline is 01224 594700 or email  helpline@alcoholanddrugsaction.org.uk

This helpline is also for family members, who are looking to speak about how best to support their family member. 

For training on Naloxone and issuing of these kits to anyone at risk and their family members please contact us for the next training date.

ADA is here to help. 



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