Until March 2015, when we went into liquidation, DrugScope was the national ‘voice’ for the drug and alcohol sector and the UK’s leading independent centre of expertise on drugs and drug use.

Despite our demise, we decided to develop this DrugScope legacy website to preserve the reports and consultation documents published by DrugScope over its lifetime. In addition, the plan is to try and keep the drug information sections up to date – these were always the most popular areas of the original site We are grateful to SureScreen Diagnostics for supporting the launch of the new site, but we need your help to keep it going. If you are interested in sponsoring or advertising on the site, or if you have any comments, please contact me at harryshapiro67@gmail.com or Jackie on Jackie@dsdaily.org.uk

Harry Shapiro and Jackie Buckle



An archive of reports produced by DrugScope from the last ten years divided into topic areas including treatment and recovery, multiple need, families, older people, policing and criminal justice, women and drugs, State of the Sector reports and employment issues.




Our alphabetical encyclopedia of drug names and associated terms.



Frequently Asked Questions

A list of commonly asked questions such as: Why do people take drugs? How many people take drugs? How much crime is drug related? What are the laws relating to drug use? And ,many more…


With thanks to SureScreen Diagnostics

One thought on “Welcome

    David said:
    August 16, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Albeit a part of me feels frustrated that we had to say thanks and goodbye to Drugscope I am grateful we have the legacy website to help communities draw from excellent work to draw from so we can contimue to support people who have overcome an unhealthy relationship with substances.

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