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New Psychoactive Substances (NPS)

NPS are drugs that are designed to replicate the effects of illegal substances and are often referred to as “legal highs”.  Some NPS products can also contain illegal substances even if advertised as a “legal high”.

The Scottish Drugs Forum in conjunction with NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and Frontier Medical has created a new advice booklet for people injecting New Psychoactive Substances (NPS).  The guide is intended to inform people of the risks associated with injecting NPS or any unidentified white powders. 

As you will no doubt know, the best advice is simple, don’t start injecting or if you have started injecting, try an alternative. Injecting any drug can be the most dangerous way of taking it. However, properly following the steps in the guide could greatly reduce many of the risks and harms that come with injecting. 

Click here to view the guide.

 
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