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  • Figure 8 Consultancy Services Ltd

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    Responding to Drug Use with Kindness, Compassion and Hope

    A report from the Dundee Drugs Commission

    PART ONE – THE REPORT Presented to the Dundee Partnership

    2019

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  • Dundee Drugs Commission Page ii of iv

    COMMISSION MEMBERS

    Dr Robert Peat (Chair, Former Director of Inspection, Care Inspectorate and former Depute Chief Executive and Director of Social Work and Health with Angus Council)

    Prof Alex Baldacchino (Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist, Fife)

    Sharon Brand (Recovery Dundee)

    Dr Andrew Fraser (Director of Public Health Science, NHS Health Scotland)

    Prof Eilish Gilvarry (Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist, Newcastle)

    John Goldie (Former Head of Addictions, Glasgow Addiction Service)

    Cllr Kevin Keenan (Leader of the Labour Group on Dundee City Council)

    Eric Knox (CEO, Volunteer Dundee)

    Dave Liddell (CEO, Scottish Drugs Forum)

    Jean Logan (Associate Director of Pharmacy, NHS Forth Valley)

    Cllr Ken Lynn (Vice Chair, Dundee Health and Social Care Integration Joint Board)

    Suzie Mertes (Superintendent, Police Scotland)

    Justina Murray (CEO, Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs)

    Prof Niamh Nic Daeid (Director of the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science, University of Dundee)

    John Owens (Independent Chair of Argyll & Bute ADP)

    Dr Tessa Parkes (Research Director, Salvation Army Centre for Addiction Services and Research, University of Stirling)

    Hazel Robertson (Head of Services for Children, Young People and Families, Perth & Kinross Council)

    Jardine Simpson (CEO, Scottish Recovery Consortium) and his predecessor (Kuladharini)

    Pat Tyrie (Family Member)

    Maureen Walker (Family Member and member of the Lifeline Group)

    COMMISSION FACILITATOR AND LEAD CONTACT FOR REPORT

    Andy Perkins Director (Figure 8 Consultancy) – c/o The Signpost Centre, Lothian Crescent, Dundee, DD4 0HU.  andyperkins@f8c.co.uk  www.f8c.co.uk

    FIGURE 8 RESEARCH AND SUPPORT TEAM MEMBERS

    Kevin Gardiner (Research Assistant)

    Trevor McCarthy (Associate Consultant)

    Jennifer Turnbull (Business Administrator and Commission Secretary – until January 2019)

    COMMISSION STEERING GROUP

    The Chair of the Commission (Robert Peat) and the Commission Facilitator (Andy Perkins) were assisted by a small steering group (below), who provided guidance and support. This group met on six occasions. The Commission are grateful for the advice and support they provided.

    Peter Allan (Community Planning Manager, Dundee City Council)

    Vered Hopkins (Protecting People Lead Officer, Dundee Protecting People Team)

    NOTE: Simon Little was a member of the Drugs Commission until January 2019 when he resigned his position to take up the role of independent Chair for the Dundee Alcohol and Drugs Partnership.

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  • Dundee Drugs Commission Page iii of iv

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Reports ..................................................................................................................................................................................... v

    Disclaimer ............................................................................................................................................................................... v

    Acknowledgments ............................................................................................................................................................... v

    1. FOREWORD – BY THE CHAIR OF THE COMMISSION ......................................................................... 1

    2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ............................................................................................................................ 3

    Key findings............................................................................................................................................................................ 3

    Conclusions ............................................................................................................................................................................ 4

    Local Recommendations ................................................................................................................................................... 4

    National Considerations ................................................................................................................................................... 6

    Objectives of the Commission ........................................................................................................................................ 7

    National context ................................................................................................................................................................... 8

    Local context.......................................................................................................................................................................... 8

    Guiding principle of the Commission .......................................................................................................................... 9

    3. LANGUAGE, TERMINOLOGY AND GLOSSARY .................................................................................. 11

    Language ............................................................................................................................................................................. 11

    Terminology ........................................................................................................................................................................ 13

    Glossary ................................................................................................................................................................................ 14

    4. WHAT WE WERE ASKED TO DO .......................................................................................................... 17

    Background ......................................................................................................................................................................... 17

    Objectives of the Commission ..................................................................................................................................... 17

    5. WHAT WE HAVE DONE ........................................................................................................................ 19

    What we haven’t done – the limitations .................................................................................................................. 24

    6. CONTEXT ................................................................................................................................................. 27

    National context ................................................................................................................................................................ 27

    Local context....................................................................................................................................................................... 31

    7. WHAT WE HAVE HEARD ...................................................................................................................... 37

    Guiding principle of the Commission ....................................................................................................................... 37

    Limitations of the Commission.................................................................................................................................... 37

    Key Messages ..................................................................................................................................................................... 38

    Leadership and Drug Deaths ....................................................................................................................................... 38

    Treatment and support .................................................................................................................................................. 41

    Mental Health ..................................................................................................................................................................... 45

    8. OUR RECOMMENDATIONS .................................................................................................................. 47

  • Dundee Drugs Commission Page iv of iv

    Local Recommendations ................................................................................................................................................ 48

    National Considerations ......................................................