Health and care bosses in Glasgow have ruled out any more residential rehab beds as a response to the drug death emergency. 

Campaigners and people with lived experience of drugs called for more investment from the Scottish Government and councils in recovery services and calls were made for more rehab beds in the city.

But Suzzanne Millar, interim chief officer of Glasgow health and social care partnership, said there were no plans to increase the number of beds.

Ms Millar said: “We did a review which involved people with lived experience only last year. there are no plans to review it because we did it so recently.”

On the length of time people spend in rehab she added: “There’s not a once size fits all.

"Standardised treatment needs to move to be individualised It cant be a standardised time for everyone.”

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She said however there is an issue about funding of recovery services and a standardised model for Scotland.

The conference heard from people in recovery who have transformed their lives with the help of services.

Clare Muirhead, a social care worker with Glasgow Alcohol and Drug recovery services said she has been in recovery for seven years.

She said she was using heroin for 16 years and when she had children she was “terrified” they would be taken from her.

She said: “Treatment allowed me to stop using drugs."

The conference was shown a video featuring Ashley, form Castlemilk.

She said she began drinking at 12 then started using drugs “hash, acid, speed” adding she “loved the felling drugs gave me.

However she then said she ended up involved in armed robbery and other crime sot fund her drug habit and had her children taken into care and then was put on a treatment order by a judge.

She said “I was seven months in a treatment centre. I got the chance to live again.”

“I have  a life today and have my children back living with me.”

Campaigners and addiction workers attending the summit said that people were being denied opportunities to get off drugs and into recovery.

Peter Krykant, a person in long term recovery, working to help others said: “ I’m sad that people are not able to access the rehab I was able to.

“I am seeing people the same age as me using drugs never going to get the opportunities I got to become a responsible member of society."

Annemarie Ward of Faces and Voices of recovery said: “No-one in the Scottish Government is willing to take responsibility for what’s under their control.

“At this conference today we heard most speakers ignoring the evidence around rehabilitation and only talk about the evidence around consumption rooms.  

At today's summit, consumption rooms will probably be dismissed outright. 

“The tit for tat between both governments looks likely to continue. Who will suffer? Drug users and their families. They keep talking, we keep dying.”