Drug And Alcohol Misuse

Purpose of the group

Aims to examine the current policy and practice in responding to drug and alcohol misuse in Scotland and to advise on and promote the development of realistic, evidence-based responses, which could assist in the reduction of the damaging consequences of drug and alcohol misuse in Scotland. 

Forthcoming meetings

26 February 2019 at 6pm in the James Clerk Maxwell Room (CR4)

28 May 2019 at 6pm in the James Clerk Maxwell Room (CR4) 

Next meeting: 04 December 2018

This meeting will be held at 6pm in the David Livingston Room (CR6). This meeting will include the AGM.



Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

John Arthur

Dr Lucy Cockayne

Max Cruickshank

Iain Davidson

Kenny Harrison, Argyll & Bute Local Licensing Forum

Dr Mary Hepburn

Dr Peter McCann, Castle Craig Hospital

Dr Eunice Reed

Dr Richard Watson

Cath Logan

Bruce Malcolm

Iain Atherton

Sian Fiddimore

Jaclyn Kehoe

Michael Kehoe

Karen Mckeown 

Stephanie Morrison

Uday Mukherji

Stuart Pearson

Stewart Tracy


Scottish Drugs Forum - secretary

Alcohol Focus Scotland 

Al-Anon Fife

BMA Scotland

Big Lottery Fund

CDPS Edinburgh 


Community Pharmacy Scotland


East Lothian Substance Misuse Service 

Howard League

MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit. University of Glasgow 

NHS Borders

NHS Fife Addiction Services


NHS Health Scotland 

NHS Lanarkshire 

NHS Lothian 

NHS Tayside 


Rise Recovery Cafe 

Robert Gordon University

Royal Pharmaceutical Society 

Salvation Army


Scotch Whisky Association

Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance 

Scottish Parliament

Scottish Youth Parliament 

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs

Stirling ADP 

Stirling University 

The Lost Foundation

Turning Point Scotland

University of the West of Scotland

Wellbeing Alliance

West Lothian Drug & Alcohol Service

Get involved

Next meeting:
04 December 2018





John Finnie MSP

0131 348 6898

Monica Lennon MSP

0131 348 6484

Scottish Parliament
Holyrood Road
EH99 1SP

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