Turning Point responds to Royal College of Psychiatrists’ report

News item posted: 08 September 2014

In response to the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Faculty of Addiction Psychiatry report into club drugs and Novel Psychoactive Substances, Selina Douglas, Managing Director of Substance Misuse and Offending at Turning Point, said;

"As this report highlights, an increasing number of drug users are turning to the growing list of new legal highs being produced. It is essential that services are flexible and able to provide innovative support to address this need and that the commissioning model reflects this."

"Turning Point has developed 'Wreckreational', a service model designed to engage and support people specifically using club drugs and legal highs. Substance misuse services need to develop strong links with other services and the community, including schools, universities, pubs and clubs to increase awareness of the effects of legal highs. The substance misuse field is not static and we need to work together if we are to effect real and sustained change in this area."