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.