Novel Psycho-active Substances, New Highs and Lows – The Use of NPS by Vulnerable Young People in Newcastle

Irving, Adele and Soppitt, Sarah (2015) Novel Psycho-active Substances, New Highs and Lows – The Use of NPS by Vulnerable Young People in Newcastle. In: American Society of Criminology Annual Conference 2015, 18-21 November 2015, Washington DC.

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to begin to discuss and consider, the impact and significance of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), also referred to as ‘Legal Highs’. Research carried out in 2015 in one Northern English City, and the basis for this paper, focused upon the prevalence of NPS and types consumed highlighting issues in relation to which young people understand the composition of NPS; and the complex nature of their attitudes toward this type of drug use. In the session consideration will also be given to the problematic language of ‘legal highs’ as well as the impact this had across a range of services (criminal justice and beyond) which led to the need for a whole System response to the use of NPS in the city.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L400 Social Policy
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Social Sciences & Languages
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Depositing User: Adele Irving
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2015 16:27
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2016 08:55
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/24935

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