Parents are a lot less ignorant about drugs than they used to be – partly because they grew up in a time when drug use, particularly cannabis, was becoming more commonplace. And partly because it is a lot easier to access information about drugs from website’s such as

But there is still a huge lack of knowledge about new drugs known as ‘legal highs’ or club drugs. That is understandable because they have appeared very suddenly and there is a lot less known about these substances by both the scientists and the young people who may be tempted to try them.

These pages set out some basic information allowing parents to learn about the risks of taking these new drugs. Our mission is to help people understand the dangers of ‘legal highs’, to reduce the harm caused to young people’ and to save lives. Angelus is the only charity in theUKwith this specific remit.