Legal highs – a user’s story: ‘It’s like taking cannabis with the effect of heroin’

Legal highs – a user's story: 'It's like taking cannabis with the effect of heroin'
Legal highs – a user’s story: ‘It’s like taking cannabis with the effect of heroin’

‘Everybody else was doing it so I had a go… Now I take them a couple of times a day’

The UK has the largest legal high market in the EU, and it’s having a devastating effect across the country.

Drugs that mimic the effects of classified substances such as heroin and cannabis are still easily available on high streets from some of Britain’s 250 specialist stores, called headshops.

Some of the highs are believed to be even more addictive than heroin and are taken disproportionately by the most vulnerable members of society.

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