Core Messages

Core messages

Only the basics are needed when conveying information on specific types, rather than the ins and outs of every drug on the market.

For the main categories that so called “legal highs” fall under and their likely effects/risks – refer to the sections on: stimulants, sedatives and psychedelics.

If you have any concerns about a young person you are working with using or having a problem with so called “legal highs” you should:

  • Speak to the young person using information in this guide to support you.
  • Carry out a risk assessment and discuss it with your line manager.
  • Agree to try out some solutions, or if you need more specialist help, agree with your line manager on who to contact.

Many of the core messages and harm reduction approaches that are applied to controlled drugs can apply to so called “legal highs”

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