Aberdeen South MP Ross Thomson has been criticised by a leading drugs reformer for arguing so-called "shooting galleries" would not cut heroin abuse or drug deaths.
Health bosses have argued drug addicts should be considered disabled and given discounted public transport.
Recovering drug addict from Aberdeen warns that drug treatments are turning people into ‘methadone zombies’
An Aberdeen woman has warned the UK Government that common treatment methods for people battling a drug addiction are leaving them "like zombies".
A Scottish charity has questioned whether laws on drug misuse are "fit for purpose" and has called for further devolution to tackle rising drug deaths.
MPs investigating drug misuse have pledged to tackle the issue in rural areas amid concern that small communities lack expertise to deal with the problem.
It is that time of the year when many people vow never to drink again.