- Legal highs carry serious health risks.
- The chemicals they contain have mostly never been used in drugs for human consumption, so haven’t been tested.
- The full effects are often unknown.
- Taking legal highs with alcohol or any other drugs increases the risk of death.
- A drug sold as a legal high may contain a banned substance.
Legal highs aren't as strong as illegal drugs
FALSE. In fact legal highs are often more potent due to their intense purity.
Legal highs are safer
FALSE. Legal highs have often not been tested for human consumption. By taking them you are playing Russian roulette with your life.
Legal highs are legal
FALSE. "But they're called LEGAL highs" I hear you - but the drugs may have illegal substances within them, such as mephedrone. So, you might think you're on the right side of the law, but ignorance isn't an excuse for possession.
You can mix legal highs with alcohol
FALSE. Mixing alcohol with another depressant could shut your body down all together. Combining alcohol with a stimulant can confuse your body and lead you to consume deadly amounts of alcohol.
You know what you're getting with legal highs
FALSE. Drug legislation is constantly changing and traders are adapting their products to keep on the legal side - your drugs may look the same but could be completely different. Risky stuff....