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Look out for tweets from Warwickshire Police – #notsolegalhigh

Over the Christmas/New Year period Warwickshire Police will be issuing messages about #notsolegalhighs. They refer to the dangers of new and unregulated drugs (NUDS). These products are frequently called legal highs but they often contain illegal substances.

Just the fact that a substance is sold as ‘legal’ does not mean that it’s safe or legal.  You cannot be sure of what is in the product you have bought, or been given, or what effect it is likely to have on you or your friends.  Many such substances have been directly linked to poisoning, emergency hospital admissions including in mental health services and, in some cases, deaths.

For more information see the NHS Choices site here or ‘talk to FRANK’ here

Information on the availability of our domestic abuse, substance misuse, and mental well-being services over Christmas for those that may need some advice and support can be found here Service Operating Hours Christmas 2015 (pdf, 1,073.0 Mb)

In an emergency, always call 999.

About Paul Hooper, WCC (575 Articles)
Group Manager: Community Safety and Substance Misuse
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