Posts Tagged legal highs

What’s the worst that could happen? Luton drug awareness video from WNFO

This is an NPS / legal highs awareness film from Why Not Find Out, produced with creative input from young people at Tokko Youth Space in Luton. In the video, a text conversation between two teens explores some of the risks around synthetic drugs and discuss friends’ previous experiences. Video produced by […]

Read more

Updating your drugs policy to include NPS

In previous briefing papers, Mentor looked at the impact of new psychoactive substances on public health and drugs education. Schools and practitioners should also update their drugs policy to take account of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS). Every school’s drugs policy should include new psychoactive substances (NPS), formerly known as “legal […]

Read more

Psychoactive Substances – what schools need to know about the new law

This briefing paper is intended to update education practitioners about The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016, which came into effect on 26th May 2016, and to help them understand the implications that the new legislation might have on those who are willing to include these substances in their alcohol and drug education […]

Read more

Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use: New trends and what they mean

The latest instalment of the Health and Social Care Information Centre’s (HSCIC) ongoing survey of young people sheds light on several issues that continue to whirl around media and public opinion. Since the 1980s, the Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use Among Young People in England series has been a valuable indicator […]

Read more

May 19, 2014 – ‘Legal highs’, NPS or ‘New drugs’: What do we need to know?

On Monday 19th May we travelled to Cambridge, where we gathered practitioners from across the country interested in exploring issues related to Novel Psychoactive Substances. Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS), also known as ‘legal highs’, are a group of drugs designed to get around the legal control on illegal drugs. They […]

Read more

‘Legal highs’: what do we need to know?

‘Novel psychoactive substances’ – also known as ‘legal highs’ have become increasingly prominent on practitioner, public, and policy agendas during recent years. These chemicals, designed to imitate the effects of illegal drugs (either stimulants, cannabis or hallucinogens), are creating confusion and misunderstanding. A small focus group with young people, delivered […]

Read more

Club drugs: what are they and what should young people know?

Photo credit: Flickr user Caesar Sebastian What are club drugs? The most established club drugs are ecstasy, ketamine, methamphetamine, GHB/GBL, and mephedrone. As the name suggests, they are most often taken by young adults in clubs and similar social settings. Powder cocaine is another drug that may be included under ‘club drugs’.

Read more

‘Legal highs’

‘Legal highs’ are more accurately called ‘novel psychoactive substances’. These chemicals are designed to imitate the effects of illegal drugs: either stimulants, cannabis or hallucinogens. This briefing paper aims to give teachers more confidence in teaching young people about ‘legal highs’ and debunk some common myths. This briefing paper is […]

Read more

ADEPIS, c/o Mentor UK
49-51 East Road
London N1 6AH
020 7553 9920

3 logos