In 2018, Scotland had a higher rate of drug-related deaths than Canada or the U.S. — even though fentanyl hasn’t taken over the U.K.’s drug supply. In Episode 10, CRACKDOWN crosses the Atlantic to try and figure out what’s going on.
- U.K. House of Parliament. Scottish Affairs Committee. “Problem drug use in Scotland.” 2019
- National Health Service Scotland, “Measuring Health Inequalities”. NHS Scotland. (retrieved Nov 25, 2019)
- Izundu, Chi Chi. “Fake Xanax: Anxiety drug deaths an ‘escalating crisis.” BBC Six and Ten O’clock News. February 4, 2019
- The Scottish Government, Population Health Directorate. “Road to Recovery Strategy: A new approach to tackling Scotland’s drug problem”. ISBN: 978075595657. May 29, 2008
- C. Matheson, D. Liddell, E. Hamilton and J. Wallace. “Older People with Drug Problems in Scotland: A Mixed Methods Study Exploring Health and Social Support Needs. Report to the Scottish Government.” Scottish Drugs Forum. June 2017
- Scottish Drugs Forum. “HIV in Glasgow: Responding to an Outbreak.” 2018
- Scottish Drugs Forum. “A Drugs Strategy For Scotland: Response to the Scottish Government proposal to refresh Scotland’s existing strategy”. 2018
- Scotland Drug Strategy Delivery Commission. B. Kidd, C. Lind, K. Roberts. “Independent Expert Review: Opioid Replacement Therapies in Scotland”. 2013
- The Scottish Government, Population Health Directorate. Ministry of Public Health. “Rights, Respect and Recovery; Scotland’s strategy to improve health by preventing and reducing alcohol and drug use, harm and related deaths.” ISBN: 9781787810747 . November 28, 2018
- The Scottish Government, Scottish Drugs Forum and Hepatitis Scotland. “Staying Alive in Scotland: Strategies to combat drug related deaths”. June 2016
- National Records of Scotland. “Drug Related Deaths in Scotland in 2018” 2019
- Ewan Angus. “The Scheme”. 2010. Kilmarnock . BBC One Scotland. Television series
- Mornings, With Kaye Adams. BBC Radio Scotland. Glasgow. Radio Interview. Aug 28, 2019
We would like to thank the following for their help in Scotland: Martin Coyle, Gary, Robbie, Cas, Babs, and Michelle.
Jason Wallace and Kirsten Horsbru from the Scottish Drugs Forum.
Andrew McAuley from Glasgow Caledonian University.
Mark McGhee from the band Girobabies .
Everyone at Sunny Govan Community Radio, 103.5 FM in Glasgow. You can listen online at sunnyG.com.
And Val D’oro Chippy.
Garth Mullins is Crackdown‘s host and executive producer.Crackdown is produced by Alexander Kim, Lisa Hale, Sam Fenn, Polly Leger and this month Cal Murray.
Crackdown’s Editorial Board is: Samona Marsh, Shelda Kastor, Greg Fess, Jeff Louden, Dean Wilson, Laura Shaver, Dave Murray, and Al Fowler. Rest In Peace Chereece Keewatin.
Our science adviser is Ryan McNeil from the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia Original score written and performed by Sam Fenn, Jacob Dryden, Kai Paulson, James Ash, Cal Murray and Garth Mullins. Our theme song was written by Garth Mullins and Sam with accompaniment from Dave Gens and Ben Appenheimer.
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