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Legal Highs Banned Until Proven Safe: Ministry of Health Info Sheet

The Government has banned psychoactive substances as from midnight Wednesday 7th May 2014 until such substances can be deemed totally safe for users.

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It can be expected that some people will have stockpiled supplies and may use them a little more indiscriminately than usual, others may be resorting to illegal means to purchase supplies and others, hopefully most, will choose to no longer use these now illegal substances.

Many previous users will be able to manage their withdrawal process; however others may experience significant withdrawal symptoms that may last for several weeks or even months.

The Ministry of Health has provided a one page sheet providing advice to people withdrawing from psychoactive substances. This sheet may also be helpful for people supporting someone facing withdrawal: Getting Help-Psychoactive Substances

Getting Help for Someone in Acute Mental Distress

The ADHB Family and Whanau forum will be taking place, including presentations from:

Carolyn Swanson (Service User Lead – Te Pou)
Anne Brebner (Nursing Clinical Advisor – Te Pou)
Kayte Godwood (Lifeline – Suicide Prevention)

Joining panel discussion will be:
ADHB Community Acute Service Clinical Coordinators
Senior Sergeant Ross Endicott-Davies (Police Liaison)

Thursday May 8th 2014

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Western Springs Garden Community Hall
956 Great North Rd, Western Springs (opposite Western Springs Park)

For more details contact:
ADHB Family Advisor, Leigh Murray ph:307 4949 x26520 or email lmurray@adhb.govt.nz
No Charge – Registration not required