Addiction Helpline for drug and alcohol abuse.
Nps (Psychoactive substances)

Nps (Psychoactive substances)

Nps (new psychoactive substances)

Psychoactive Substances (NPS), also known as “designer drugs,” “legal highs,” or “research chemicals,” refer to a wide range of synthetic substances that are designed to mimic the effects of illegal drugs. NPS are often created by modifying the chemical structures of existing drugs to produce new substances with similar psychoactive properties.

NPS can belong to various drug categories, including stimulants, hallucinogens, depressants, synthetic cannabinoids, synthetic cathinones, and more. They are typically marketed as legal alternatives to illicit drugs or as novel recreational substances.

One of the challenges with NPS is that their chemical compositions can vary greatly, and new compounds continually emerge as manufacturers make slight modifications to circumvent legal regulations. This makes it difficult to assess their safety, risks, and potential long-term effects.

Due to the nature of NPS, they often lack comprehensive research and regulatory oversight. Their use carries significant health risks, including potential overdose, adverse reactions, and unpredictable effects. It’s important to note that just because a substance is marketed as a legal high or a new psychoactive substance does not mean it is safe or legal in all jurisdictions.

To protect your health and well-being, it is important to prioritise informed decision-making and risk reduction strategies. This includes staying informed about current drug trends, understanding the potential risks associated with NPS, and seeking help or advice from healthcare professionals or local support services if you have concerns about NPS use or are seeking assistance for substance-related issues.

Call Back
close slider
[wpforms id="952"]
Call us now