for children and young people
This webpage looks at the effects of club drugs (or ‘recreational’ drugs), including legal highs. These are substances which primarily act on the brain to make people feel euphoric, energised or relaxed. They are commonly taken in nightclubs, at festivals, parties and are sometimes used by members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community as part of their sex- lives.
This information is for people who use club drugs, who know other people who use them, and for professionals who may be supporting someone who uses them.
Published: Jul 2015
Review due: Jul 2018
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