McAuley A, Robertson JR & Parkes T (2017) Scotland’s drug death crisis needs a radical harm reduction response – now. The Conversation. 17.08.2017. https://theconversation.com/scotlands-drug-death-crisis-needs-a-radical-harm-reduction-response-now-82650
First paragraph: The newly published figures of annual drug-related deaths (DRD) in Scotland are appalling. The National Records of Scotland figure of 867 represents the highest annual total recorded – a 23% increase on the previous year, and a 100% increase since 421 Scottish DRDs were reported in 2006.