Legal high usage has increased by 190%

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Legal high usage has increased by 190%
15th December 2014

The Crime Reduction Initiatives has reported a 190 per cent increase in the number of people contacting the charity who have used “legal highs”.

Michael Lawrence from Crime Reduction Initiatives joined London Live to discuss the alarming statistic, what can be done to reduce the number of those using the highs and the dangers of mixing substances. He explains that drinking and doing drugs creates additional substances in the body, and these substances can potentially be lethal. 

He explains the risks of the legal highs and why the term "legal highs" is both unhelpful and can be dangerous. Mr Lawrence explains that while these drugs may not yet be legislated by current drugs laws, it doesn't mean they don't present a danger. 

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