New Psychoactive Substances (NPS)

What do homelessness services need to know about New Psychoactive Substances?

The increase in popularity of 'legal highs' over recent years has been a significant challenge for the homelessness sector. Following the introduction of the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016, this briefing provides a basic summary of the legal and policy context, plus good practice guidance and further reading.

NPS briefing July 2016

This 2016 briefing about new psychoactive substances (NPS, also known as legal highs) covers key information for staff of homelessness services.

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