At the end of 2020, national records reported that over 1,200 people had died of a drug-related death, putting Scotland at the top of the chart for drug-related deaths in Europe. The report painted a heart-breaking picture of loss and pain in so many families and communities across Scotland. Evangelical Alliance Scotland, Bethany Christian Trust, and Cross Reach carry out amazing work caring for some of the most vulnerable people in our communities, but they want to find out how they can further support the work of churches and agencies that focus on drug addiction. Therefore they are currently carrying out a survey with key questions around how drug addiction affects people's churches and how they can together provide sustainable solutions.
Scotland: drug addictionWritten by David Fletcher 25 Jun 2021
- Pray: for many to respond to this survey, for deepening relationships between church, governments, and charities as they give hope to addicts and their families. (1 Peter 1:3)
- More: www.eauk.org/news-and-views/drug-addiction-and-the-church-in-scotland-survey