Over half a million pounds was given to eight jobs working to provide greater aid to individuals living with drug dependence.

Every one of the eight jobs can use their share of this 514,000 of investment to boost staffing levels in their own work with individuals with multiple complex needs.

The charity was granted #48,704 for an Advanced Nurse Practitioner that will help individuals get the care that they need, such as mental health, physical health and drug services.

The funding has been dispersed by the Medication Deaths Taskforce.

Drugs minister Angela Constance stated:”We all know we have to ensure quick and proper access to this treatment that’s ideal for each person and we recognise solutions need to encourage those living with drug dependence by fixing all the inherent challenges they confront – drug dependence is often only the symptom.

This work is essential to make sure that providers supply the sort of wrap-around care a lot of men and women need.

“I’ve said a federal assignment is necessary to attack the drug deaths crisis Scotland faces. We’ve allocated #5 million prior to the end of the fiscal year and 250 million within the next five decades. This will guarantee immediate action on getting individuals into treatment and which makes it much easier for them to get both the community services and home rehabilitation.”

Medication Deaths Taskforce seat Professor Catriona Matheson stated:”The taskforce is dedicated to putting evidence into action to save lives.

“The fast financing of those research projects highlights the speed at which that is occurring. The attention of these initiatives confirmed so much — on emergency response to prevent fatal overdose and simplifying the scope and selection of accessible pathways for individuals in danger and with numerous complex needs – can immediately inform future strategy and also help stop deaths as the jobs operate.”