Turning Point Scotland's response to calls for a Safe Consumption Facilities pilot
At Turning Point Scotland we have been calling for drug law reform.
The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 is outdated and prevents us from being able to do some of the evidenced-based work that we know will save lives. This includes establishing Safe Consumption Facilities in key areas impacted by drug related deaths. We back today’s calls by the Home Affairs Committee to pilot such a facility in Glasgow. This will help demonstrate how such facilities play a key part in a suite of responses, including stabilisation and crisis care, in tackling drug related deaths. We would support a pilot, working with all partners to lend our expertise as leaders in our field.