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Ban on synthetic drugs (legal highs)

From 8 May 2014, it is illegal to possess, supply or manufacture synthetic drugs (legal highs). If you have been using synthetic drugs regularly, and stop, you may experience withdrawal symptoms. The information below tells you what you can expect and offers advice about where you can go for help if you are concerned about withdrawal symptoms.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. May 2014.

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Review key: HIBSD-102820