You can’t tell what is in so called “legal highs” just by looking at them.
- The mix of chemicals used, even for the same so called “legal highs” are always changing.
- Different batches of a drug can contain different ingredients, even though the packaging might look the same.
- So you can’t vouch for a substance based on your own, or other people’s previous experience.
- So called “legal highs” can be as or more addictive than mainstream drugs, and just as harmful.
- Taking any drug involves some risk but hardly any research has been carried out on so called “legal highs” that’s why there’s limited information available about their short term or long term effects.
- Manufacturers of these substances are not interested in research to ensure your safety, their primary aim is to make money, and therefore potentially you are the guinea pig testing their products for them.
- Extreme reactions can include seizures, comas and even death.
- Suicidal thoughts, panic attacks, self-harm and extreme depression have also been linked to coming down from these drugs. A more likely event may be not a particularly good high and / or a bad come down. But there are NO guarantees!
- Would you want to play Russian roulette with your life or risk giving your friends something that could be dangerous?