Five nations health and justice collaboration: psychoactive substances
Statement on the presence of new psychoactive substances in custodial settings.
Five Nations Health and Justice Collaboration Statement on the presence of new psychoactive substances in custodial settings
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This statement outlines how the European drug marketplace has become increasingly complex with an increasing number of new substances available alongside more established drugs and diverted medications.
The Five Nations Health and Justice Collaboration has been sharing increasing reports of NPS use in prisons across the five nations and their impact, not only on the health of the individual but also the prison regime, which has led to it to make this collective statement.