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Latest Publications

Published: 21 November 2017
Alcohol Related Hospital Statistics
Publication Summary Download pdf file [187kb]
Full Report Download pdf file [810kb]
Published: 07 November 2017
National Naloxone Programme Scotland Monitoring Report
Publication Summary Download pdf file [185kb]
Full Report Download pdf file [1031kb]
Published: 26 September 2017
Drug-Related Hospital Statistics Scotland
Publication Summary Download pdf file [195kb]
Full Report Download pdf file [1562kb]

The Health & Social Care Drug & Alcohol Team at ISD strives to provide policy makers and practitioners with timely, robust and clear information and intelligence about alcohol and drug misuse and their consequences. The Drug & Alcohol team is part of the Health & Social Care service area, which also includes Smoking Cessation.

Team role

Both drug and alcohol misuse are major public health problems in Scotland today. The Health & Social Care Drug & Alcohol Team at ISD provides information at national and local level to support the monitoring of national strategies and for planning and delivery of treatment services. Particular activities include:

  • producing quality assured national statistics on alcohol and drug misuse
  • contributions to policy and practice development, and measurement of performance at national and local levels
  • identify and address information gaps through key developmental projects
  • project manage key national studies as required by the Scottish Government

Information sources the team draws on include:

New Developments

Drug & Alcohol Information System (DAISy)

The Drug and Alcohol Information System (DAISy) is a national database being developed to collect drug and alcohol, outcomes and waiting times information from staff delivering specialist drug and alcohol interventions. By developing a single system it is hoped that the amount of data entry required by ADPs and Specialist Services will reduce and go some way to ensure data quality and completeness can be managed more effectively. DAISy is now in the IT development project phase and is expected to go live in April 2018.

For further information about DAISy please go to:

Move of information from Drug Misuse Information Scotland and Alcohol Information Scotland web sites to ScotPHO - the two websites and have been decommissioned and all relevant information has been shifted to the ScotPHO Alcohol and Drug web pages.

Find Out More About Substance Misuse

For further information please contact us at or view team contact details.


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