The growing popularity of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) is causing wide confusion among the public. This briefing paper is intended to provide basic information for teachers and practitioners willing to include these substances in their alcohol and drug education programme.
To access a full update on the Psychoactive Substances Act and its implications, please see ‘Psychoactive Substances: what schools need to know about the new law’.
This briefing paper is part of a series produced by Mentor ADEPIS on alcohol and drug education and prevention, for teachers and practitioners.
- Delivering Alcohol and Drug Education: Advice for teachers
- Building resilience and character in young people
- Early intervention and prevention
- Making it inclusive: Alcohol and drug education in multicultural settings
- E-cigarettes and Nicotine Containing Products (NCPs)
- Efficient needs assessment in schools
- Identifying and supporting children affected by parental substance use
- Caffeine and energy drinks
- Four questions to ask as school governor
‘Legal Highs’ and Novel Psychoactive Substances Resource Update. The Psychoactive Substances Bill
In the light of the recent policy developments of legislation against Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS), this briefing paper intends to update teachers and practitioners willing to include these substances in their alcohol and drug education programme about potential changes of approach to NPS regulation in the UK.