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Dunne, Mary (2010) Legal highs and head shops: the basic facts. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 33, Spring 2010 , p. 3.

PDF (Drugnet Ireland, issue 33) - Published Version

In response to interest among drug workers regarding ‘legal high’ drugs available in head shops, Ballyfermot Advance Project and The Base youth and child centre in Ballyfermot have produced an information leaflet.  

The leaflet outlines the current legal status and effects of common drugs such as Salvia, Spice, Piperazine, BZP and Kratom. There is also harm reduction information that may be used to advise clients of risks.
Content has been approved by Dr Des Corrigan, chairperson of the NACD, and Dr Bobby Smyth, consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist.
This brief, timely and straight-forward resource is available to download from 
For more information, or for hard copies, please email
Item Type
Publication Type
Irish-related, Open Access, Article
Drug Type
New psychoactive substance
Issue Title
Issue 33, Spring 2010
18 April 2010
Page Range
p. 3
Health Research Board
Issue 33, Spring 2010

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