Partygoers warned over taking legal highs this Christmas

Echo: Partygoers warned over taking legal highs this Christmas Partygoers warned over taking legal highs this Christmas

PARTYGOERS are being warned about the dangers of legal highs ahead of Christmas and the new year.

Trading Standards and Drug and Alcohol Team officers at Essex County Council have been confronting businesses which sell the drugs throughout the year, but are renewing their appeal.

Roger Walters, county councillor for Trading Standards, said: “I want to make clear to young people in Essex if they take these products they are risking their lives. The effects are largely unpredictable, especially when mixed with alcohol.

“They can and have proven to be fatal, so don’t take a chance.

“While these products are commonly known as ‘legal highs’ the reality is retailers have no idea whether what they are selling is legal, let alone safe.

“Our advice has been to stop supplying. I want to remind businesses they have a duty of care to ensure products are safe and we will do all we can to protect people from these substances.”

For free and confidential drugs advice call Choices on 0844 4991323 or text Choices to 80800 or the national Talk to Frank service

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9:49am Tue 17 Dec 13

max zorin says...

people who take drugs or legal highs must have pretty sad lives.
people who take drugs or legal highs must have pretty sad lives. max zorin

10:35am Tue 17 Dec 13

ColonelSpiffSpaff says...

max zorin wrote:
people who take drugs or legal highs must have pretty sad lives.
Thats quite a generelisation. Perhaps everybody who eats pasta supports west ham? Everybody who likes cats works in offices?
[quote][p][bold]max zorin[/bold] wrote: people who take drugs or legal highs must have pretty sad lives.[/p][/quote]Thats quite a generelisation. Perhaps everybody who eats pasta supports west ham? Everybody who likes cats works in offices? ColonelSpiffSpaff

1:14pm Tue 17 Dec 13

danger2013 says...

Take illegal highs at least you know its tried and tested. Cocaine is safer than alcohol. Just dont get addicted.
Take illegal highs at least you know its tried and tested. Cocaine is safer than alcohol. Just dont get addicted. danger2013

1:32pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Don Barnard says...

yawn
yawn Don Barnard

1:42pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Don Barnard says...

danger2013 wrote:
Take illegal highs at least you know its tried and tested. Cocaine is safer than alcohol. Just dont get addicted.
The real story is: Police and local trading standard to clam down on head shops
[quote][p][bold]danger2013[/bold] wrote: Take illegal highs at least you know its tried and tested. Cocaine is safer than alcohol. Just dont get addicted.[/p][/quote]The real story is: Police and local trading standard to clam down on head shops Don Barnard

3:13pm Tue 17 Dec 13

emcee says...

Quote: "Trading Standards and Drug and Alcohol Team officers at Essex County Council have been confronting businesses which sell the drugs throughout the year, but are renewing their appeal."
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IF these businesses are not doing anything illegal then, surely, this can lead to harassment issues.
Quote: "Trading Standards and Drug and Alcohol Team officers at Essex County Council have been confronting businesses which sell the drugs throughout the year, but are renewing their appeal." - IF these businesses are not doing anything illegal then, surely, this can lead to harassment issues. emcee

3:22pm Sat 28 Dec 13

Don Barnard says...

emcee wrote:
Quote: "Trading Standards and Drug and Alcohol Team officers at Essex County Council have been confronting businesses which sell the drugs throughout the year, but are renewing their appeal."
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IF these businesses are not doing anything illegal then, surely, this can lead to harassment issues.
emcee wrote: " these businesses are not doing anything illegal then, surely, this can lead to harassment issues". reminded me of this from 2009.

http://www.davidicke
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d.php?t=55601
[quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: Quote: "Trading Standards and Drug and Alcohol Team officers at Essex County Council have been confronting businesses which sell the drugs throughout the year, but are renewing their appeal." - IF these businesses are not doing anything illegal then, surely, this can lead to harassment issues.[/p][/quote]emcee wrote: "[IF] these businesses are not doing anything illegal then, surely, this can lead to harassment issues". reminded me of this from 2009. http://www.davidicke .com/forum/showthrea d.php?t=55601 Don Barnard

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