Repeating the Daily Record’s version of the story of 852 babies born addicted to drugs, Reporting Scotland deliberately avoid telling us the fact which we need to know and which, of course, the Lib Dems were devastated to find:
The number of babies born addicted to drugs is in freefall!
There were 249 in 2017-18, 205 the following year and 173 in the last two years. In the first six months of 2021-22, there were only 52, suggesting another dramatic fall from 173 to just over 100.
We’re looking at a steep fall of 60% in just 5 years. Something must be going right in NHS Scotland’s drug treatment services and in the supply of health visitors.