BANNING the importation of legal highs for commercial or private use has been hailed a success by Drug Concern.
The charity said the number of people seeking its help had shrunk in the last month since the ban on bringing substances such as Spice into the island for personal use had come into effect.
In April, Customs banned the importation of legal highs and followed that up with a ban on four particular types for personal use.
‘Since the ban came into action, Drug Concern has seen a significant reduction [more than 50%] of new contacts relating to emerging drugs of concern,’ said manager Tracey Rear.
‘I do believe the number of people using emerging drugs of concern has reduced since the ban, primarily due to the lack of availability of the substances compared to pre-ban.’
By Joel de Woolfson
December 8, 2009
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