Advice on legal highs issued

DELZ - HERBAL DRUGS / LEGAL HIGH  / CHEMICAL DRUGS.''POSES AS A PLANT FERTELIZER. '   '     PHOTO PHIL WILKINSON / TSPL
DELZ - HERBAL DRUGS / LEGAL HIGH / CHEMICAL DRUGS.''POSES AS A PLANT FERTELIZER. ' ' PHOTO PHIL WILKINSON / TSPL

Parents and teachers across Angus are to be given advice on dealing with ‘legal highs’ as a concern about the substances heightens.

The Angus Alcohol and Drugs Partnership is aiming to raise awareness of the dangers and effects of the so-called legal drugs on youngsters.

Susan Wilson, partnership chairwoman, said the group is aware of concern in local communities and has taken action to tackle that.

She said: “In response to these concerns, we are supporting a number of projects to give information and advice to all sections of the community, including education professionals, parents and young people.”

Awareness-raising sessions have already been held in schools, with teachers and parents invited along to learn about the dangers, where factual information was given out to help recognise the signs and difficulties that young people may encounter through the use of alcohol and/or legal highs. Anyone worried about themselves or a family member can contact the Web Project on 01307 460101 or the Angus alcohol & drugs team on 01241 435821.

Information is also available via Facebook.com/FocusonAlcohol, Twitter@focusonalcohol, www.mycrew.org.uk and www.whynotfindout.org