Project

Researching and developing key components of a new Scottish Drug Checking service

Funded by CORRA Foundation.

Collaboration with CREW, Edinburgh Napier University and NHS Tayside.

Drug checking services provide the opportunity for members of the public (and potentially services working with people who use drugs) to anonymously submit psychoactive drug samples for forensic analysis and subsequently receive individualised feedback of results alongside appropriate harm reduction information. The primary aim and purpose of this project is to create a programme of work to research, and plan/prepare for delivery of, drug checking projects in Scotland. Primary data are being collected through semi-structured interviews with a range of stakeholders across Aberdeen, Dundee and Glasgow. A realist systematic review is also being conducted to synthesise the research evidence on drug checking and identify what works, for whom, in what circumstances.

Total award value £300,081.33

People

Professor Tessa Parkes
Professor Tessa Parkes

Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences

Mr Joe Schofield
Mr Joe Schofield

Research Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences

Dr Hannah Carver
Dr Hannah Carver

Lecturer in Substance Use, Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology