Publication - Advice and guidance

Preventing drug related deaths in Scotland: emergency response strategies - January 2020

Published: 7 Feb 2020
Directorate:
Population Health Directorate
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781839605420

This paper by Scotland’s Drug Deaths Taskforce sets out six key evidence-based strategies for preventing drug related deaths.

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Preventing drug related deaths in Scotland: emergency response strategies - January 2020
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