A survey on legal highs. The data collected shows that although many people had tried or knew people who had tried legal highs, most people knew very little about them. People are consuming substances that they know nothing about, and put themselves at great risk when doing it.
This page provides links to added content that will further your knowledge on legal highs and could save your life. Added content includes a timeline, a FAQ and various multimedia related to legal highs.
This 2 minute podcast investigates the impact the growing trend of legal highs may have on festivals.
Experimenting with drugs has been associated with festivals and is an integrated part of the experience for some people despite organisers and securities attempts to prevent drugs at festivals.
But as legal highs are not controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act does this mean they will be allowed at festivals? And could their legal status persuade more people to experiment with substances at festivals?
Legal highs are a growing trend amongst young people in the UK, but despite their legal status new psychoactive substances are very dangerous. Until a permanent solution the the growing trend is in place can education save lives? Steven Mervish is from Drugsline Education and travels around the UK teaching workshops about the dangers of legal highs and believes education can save lives.
Legal Highs: Higher Education is a multi-media project which aims to educate people about legal highs and warn people that despite their legal status, new psychoactive substances are dangerous, unpredictable and can ruin lives. This project takes an in-depth look at legal highs, why they are so dangerous, why they are not illegal and how best to stop the growing trend of legal highs and expose their hidden dangers using a variety of media.
Would you know what to do if a close friend of yours got cancer?
Richard Burnett lost his best friend to cancer when he was 17 years old.
Listen to the podcast below to hear his story.