General Article Bring ex-addicts on board to tackle drug deaths crisis, say experts

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Speakers make plea ahead of separate summits by Scottish and UK governments in Glasgow.

By Libby Brooks

Crisis levels of drug-related deaths in Scotland, and across the UK, can only be tackled if people with experience of addiction and recovery have a seat at the table, according to speakers ahead of two major conferences in Glasgow this week.

In a sign of escalating tensions between the Scottish and UK governments, summits on the spiralling death toll from drugs, organised separately by each administration, will take place at the same city centre venue on Wednesday and Thursday.

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