The Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight’s Youth Commission is running a ‘Lethal Highs’ campaign to raise awareness of the risks associated with taking New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), so young people can make informed and safe choices.
Simon Hayes said
“With the number of deaths related to these substances increasing year on year, it is unsurprising that they are of great concern to young people. A clear message needs to be sent out that that just because these substances are being sold as legal, as a result of a loophole in the law, this doesn’t mean they are safe.”
Louis Faith from the Youth Commission said:
“I feel that NPS are more of a ‘gateway’ drug than any another substance. There are so many different types and just a small amount could harm your body because of all the bad chemicals they contain. I hope the Lethal Highs campaign will discourage young people from taking them.”