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There were 3,346 drug poisoning deaths registered in England and Wales in 2014, the highest since comparable records began in 1993. New psychoactive substances (including "legal highs") Over the past few years a number of new drugs...
We had a great two days at the Umbrella Fair in Northampton last weekend, raising awareness about the dangers of so called 'legal highs' and also letting people know more about what we do here at Solve It. We spoke to lots of different...
A POLICE officer with more than two decades of experience investigating sudden deaths described the loss of a teenager’s life due to solvent abuse as a tragedy at an inquest. Thomas Keaning’s body was found at the bottom of the stairs of...
We've had a fab afternoon working with all the amazing young people on the Northamptonshire National Citizen service programme. Solve It were there today at the commiunity cafe event to provide information about what we do and how young...
Letter to Home Secretary on Drugs Education - 13th July 2015. Taken from the Angelus Foundation Blog. The Psychoactive Substances Bill continues its progress through the Lords. It would seem the Government has accepted the need to amend...
The Chief Inspector of Prisons has warned that 'legal highs' - such as synthetic cannabis or "spice" - are fuelling prisoner violence. In his annual report published yesterday, Nick Hardwick described conditions in prisons as the...
Home secretary is told legislation banning all psychoactive substances needs a rewrite to avoid unintentionally criminalising people The home secretary’s own expert drug advisers have said her bill introducing a blanket ban on “legal...
Report reveals increasing concern over new psychoactive substances, which featured in at least 19 prisoner deaths between April 2012 and September 2014. Legal highs are suspected to have been a factor in 19 self-inflicted deaths in...
Psychoactive Substances Bill summary The bill will: make it an offence to produce, supply, offer to supply, possess with intent to supply, import or export psychoactive substances; that is, any substance intended for human...

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