New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) resource pack

A resource pack on new psychoactive substances for educators and practitioners working with young people.


New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) resource pack

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This NPS resource pack helps educators and practitioners who work with young people discuss NPS and prevent and challenge drug-taking behaviour. It has been created alongside drug treatment partners.

The pack includes:

  • facts and information about NPS
  • advice on intervention
  • references for further help and information
Published 11 March 2015
Last updated 2 August 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated resource pack published.

  2. First published.