Read our blog, recently published by the Scottish Drug Death Taskforce.
AS DDTF have highlighted with the work on MAT (Medication Assisted Treatment) standards, at present, research reveals large health inequalities in society, with most recent statistics from 2019 highlighting Scotland as having the highest drug related deaths in Europe. This evidence shows that there is development needed in tackling these inequalities.
We wrote to the Drug Death Task Force about using a Human Rights Based Approach in treatment and advocacy. As illustrated in this blog, using a HRBA allows everybody to become informed, increases confidence and ensures people have their rights met. REACH believe and recommend establishing a Human Rights Based Approach provides the bridge between Medically Assisted Treatment and Advocacy Practice Standards. :
or download our letter below :