Policy & Practice: Key Topics

Scottish Drugs Forum’s work in support of the development of policy and practice for tackling Scotland's drug problem effectively is our central objective.


Our Policy & Practice section provides an overview of range of what we do and who we work with to help prevent damaging drug use and promoting sustainable recovery from drug problems.

Key topics of activity relate to (click on topic heading): 

Tackling drug-related deaths

Improving drug service quality

Promoting routes out of drug use

Supporting User Involvement

Tackling Blood Borne Viruses

Supporting Alcohol and Drug Partnerships (ADPs) and the Third Sector


Supporting Alcohol and Drug Partnerships & the Third Sector

Scottish Drugs Forum provides expertise to ADPs at strategic level but we also assist at operational work, such as contributing to service development plans and facilitating effective partnership working.
We represent the Third Sector on full ADP and ADP Joint Commissioning Groups.

Scottish Drugs Forum is able to provide robust and conflict of interest free representation for third sector, particularly in the area of ADP commissioning groups. 

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