College supports charity initiative to combat legal highs!

PARENTS, students and youngsters are all being warned over the danger of so-called ‘legal highs’ after a charity was given £250,000 to tackle the use of such substances in the Potteries.

Re-Solv landed the Lottery funding to pay for a prevention project in North Staffordshire, helping raise awareness over the pitfalls of the psychoactive substances.

Now officials are dishing out guides to mums and dads detailing how to discuss substance misuse – as well as explaining more about the dangers of taking them.

Just last month Re-Solv workers hit the streets and set up a stand inside Freeport Talke, where they spoke to shoppers and dished out leaflets.

Lynn Tindale, head of learner services at Stoke-on-Trent College, said: “We feel as a college that it is really important that we educate our learners to understand the dangers of risk-taking behaviours around these new or novel psychoactive substances.”
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