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- Ormston, R.; Bradshaw, P.; Anderson, S. / ScotCen
This report presents findings from the 2009 Scottish Social Attitudes survey (SSA) on public attitudes towards illegal drugs and drug misuse in Scotland. The questions were funded by the Scottish Government?s Police and Community Safety Directorate, and aimed to explore changes in public opinion since SSA last covered attitudes to drugs in 2001. In addition, the survey also included new questions about drug misuse and drug policy in Scotland, in light of the Scottish Government?s recovery-focused drugs strategy adopted in 2008. The report focuses in particular on attitudes towards opiate misuse and on views of potential policy responses to this. However, it also places such attitudes in the context of wider views and experiences of illegal drugs.
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