HADP Publications

This page contains a range of publications and resources related to the work of HADP on reducing harm associated with alcohol and drug use and promoting recovery in the Highland area.  There are links to our latest strategy and delivery plan as well as reports on performance against national and local outcomes.


Highland Service Directory 

Service Directory 2022

Highland Review of Drug Related Deaths (2012-2019) in Younger People

This report was commissioned from the NHS public health team by the Chief Officers for Public Protection in Highland to consider the reasons for the drug related deaths of younger people. The report presents the key findings and recommendations from the review and uses case examples to share some common themes based on the experiences of the young people.

Highland Review of Drug Related Deaths in Younger People

A Parent's Guide to Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs

A guide with practical advice to help parents communicate with their child about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs: A Parent's Guide

Highland Drug-related deaths Briefing Paper 2018

In July 2019 National Records of Scotland (NRS) published statistics on drug-related deaths registered in Scotland during 2018.  Information is available for each local authority and health board on the overall trend, age at death, underlying cause of death and the type of drugs implicated in, or which potentially contributed to, the death.  This paper summarises the main results of deaths for the Highland Alcohol and Drugs Partnership (HADP) area and is based on Highland Council residents. The full report can be found here

Alprazolam Guidance

Alprazolam is a benzodiazepine and is a class C controlled drug.  It is not prescribed by the NHS but its availability is increased through illegal supply via online sources.

Across the UK the drug is being used either as a comedown aid from stimulants or psychedelics or to enhance dissociative effects of some drugs.

Alprazolam Guidance

Report: Survey of the Availability and Purchase of Alcohol in the Highlands


This survey was developed on behalf of the Highland Alcohol and Drug Partnership (HADP) and the Directorate of Public Health and Health Policy to provide a public opinion about the availability and purchase of alcohol in the Highlands.  Some of this information has been used as evidence in the preparation of the 2018 Alcohol Over Provision statement[i] due to be considered by the Licensing Board in September 24 2018.

Full Report

[i] Highland Alcohol Overprovision Statement Consultation 2018 http://www.highland-adp.org.uk/news/11-jul-2018-highland-licensing-board-consultation

HADP Strategy 2020-2023

Our current strategy sets out the overall approach towards alcohol and drug issues in Highland and focuses on our four strategic priority areas of Fairer and Healthier Communities, Successful Children  Young People and Families, Quality Support and Recovery and Safer and Stronger Communities.

HADP Strategy 2020 - 2023

HADP Core Outcome Indicators

The core indicators provide a framework for reporting the partnerships performance and progress towards reducing alcohol and drug related harm and inequalities.  The current version uses information available in February 2020.

HADP Core Indicators February 2020

Strategic Needs Assessment

The needs assessment was undertaken to inform strategic decision making by the Highland ADP.  It provides information across the life course about the potential harms arising from alcohol and drug misuse and how they might lead to demand on a range of services and need for interventions.

Strategic Needs Assessment 2016

Quality Principles Position Statement

This Position Statement is HADPs self-assessment of performance and progress in implementing and embedding the Quality Principles in Drug & Alcohol Services for a programme of work carried out by the Care Inspectorate on behalf of the Scottish Government during 2016.

HADP Position Statement 2016

Highland Drug-related Deaths

This report summarises the main results of drug-related deaths in Highland, based on statistics published annually by the National Records of Scotland.

Highland Drug-related deaths 2016

Fetal Alcohol Disorder Spectrum

Estimates of the number of children and young people in Highland under the age of 18 affected by FASD each year.

FASD Estimates in Highland

Highland Alcohol Related Deaths - January 2018

This report summaries the main results of alcohol related deaths in Highland, based on statistics published annually by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) and ISD Scotland.

Highland Alcohol Related Deaths

Page last updated:1 October 2021

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