This Angelus website is dedicated to raising knowledge and information skills of parents and other family members about the dangers and risks of legal highs and club drugs.
Angelus is a drugs charity founded in 2009 by Maryon Stewart (pictured) following the death of her daughter, Hester, from GBL. Drugs like legal highs can cause terrible harm and are often nothing to do with addiction, just accidents which could be prevented with a bit more knowledge from everyone.
Maryon has pulled together a team of world class experts forming the Angelus Advisory Board. They all recognise the huge changes in the range of drugs which are now available to young people particularly from the internet. Many are highly dangerous and very little is known about them.
This website and its sister site for young people Whynotfindout.org aims to fill some of the knowledge gap and ensure people can make safer choices.
Drugs, whether legal or illegal, are often shrouded in secrecy and embarrassment. It is important that families can talk about drugs to ensure an honest exchange of views. The hardest part is usually starting the conversation here are some ways to help you start.
Don’t be suprised if you have not heard of many of these drugs, lots of people haven’t. But take a few minutes to learn about them. Everyone has a responsibility to overcome their ignorance especially when it can affect a member of your family.
Angelus Foundation is a registered charity registered in England and Wales (Number 1139830).
Office correspondence address: 162 Warren Road, Brighton, BN2 6DD
Registered office: 50 Broadway, London, SW1H 0BL
Telephone: 0845 177 1070; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org