Warning over legal highs
Rutherglen’s top cop has warned of an increase in the number of young people in the area admitted to A&E after taking potentially fatal ‘legal highs’.
Chief Inspector Pat O’ Callaghan has issued a stark warning to young people not to risk their lives by taking the substances.
Chief Inspector O’Callaghan said: “Recently, we have received some reports of the use of so called,‘legal highs’from young people. These substances can be confusing. The common term‘legal highs’leads young people to believe they are a safe alternative to controlled drugs. This is simply not the case. They contain unknown substances designed to mimic the effects of controlled drugs.
“They are not safe and NHS Lanarkshire have highlighted an increase in young people presenting at Accident and Emergency departments with symptoms from taking these substances. Please take some time to speak to your son or daughter about the dangers of these substances.”