This guidance helps local authorities and NHS England to respond to NPS use and problems. NPS includes mephedrone, 2-DPMP and some synthetic cannabinoids that are often called ‘spice’.
The guidance covers a range of important areas:
- monitoring and sharing information
- responding to acute NPS problems
Interventions and treatment include:
- staff competence to deal with NPS problems
- tackling NPS in prisons
This guidance was produced in consultation with commissioners and other relevant professionals.