Scottish drug deaths – the truth at last

“In 2015, the SNP government cut £15.4million from Scotland’s alcohol and drugs partnerships. That left health boards, councils and police carrying the burden of an escalating drugs crisis. They are now fighting a losing battle. “The SNP’s answer is to decriminalise all drugs – but over half of the deaths last year involved prescription-grade painkillers and Valium,” Conservative MSP Liam Kerr said.