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Substance Use

This Cross-party group's purpose:

Aims to examine the current policy and practice in responding to substance use 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 substance use in Scotland. 

N.B. The Cross-Party Group Drug and Alcohol Misuse changed its name on 30 May 2024 to Substance Use.

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If you want to get in touch, you can contact [email protected], Scottish Drugs Forum.


Address: The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

Involved in the group

MSPs, individuals and organisations who participate in and support this group.

Current Members

Monica Lennon


Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Central Scotland (Region)

Stuart McMillan


Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Greenock and Inverclyde (Constituency)

Paul Sweeney

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Glasgow (Region)

Claire Baker


Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Mid Scotland and Fife (Region)

Miles Briggs


Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Non MSP Individuals

Rowan Anderson
Alistair Brown
Laura Hoskins
Dr David Johnson
Cath Logan
Liam Mehigan
Arun Menon
Paul Mooney
Stephanie Morrison 
Dr Eunice Reed
Cameron Scally
Tracey Stewart
Michael Trail


Scottish Drugs Forum 
Abbeycare Foundation
Addiction Support and Counselling(ASC)
Alcohol Focus Scotland 
Big Lottery Fund 
Corra Foundation
Community Justice Scotland
Community Pharmacy Scotland 
East Lothian Substance Misuse Service
Favor UK
Glasgow Council on Alcohol
Homelessness and Inclusion Health Society
Howard League
Institute for Marketing and Health
Jericho House
Moving on
MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit. Uni of Glasgow
NHS Borders
NHS Fife Addiction Services 
NHS Lothian
NHS Tayside 
NHS Highland
Police Scotland
Rowan Alba
Rise Recovery Cafe 
Robert Gordon University
Royal Pharmaceutical Society 
Salvation Army
Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance 
Scottish Recovery Consortium
Scottish Youth Parliament
Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs 
Stirling ADP
Signpost Recovery
Stirling University 
The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow
Turning Point Scotland
University of the West of Scotland 
Waverley Care
West Lothian Drug & Alcohol Service