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Welcome to the Highland Substance Misuse Education Toolkit. This has been put together for young people, parents and carers and teachers. Topics covered include Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco, New Psychoactive Substances (NPS/'legal highs') Caffeine and Blood Borne Viruses (BBV).  Click on a group below to view resources targeted at you:


Young people

Parents and carers

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World Hepatitis Day 28th July 2016

This year sees the first ever World Health Organization’s Global Strategy for Viral Hepatitis, which sets a goal of eliminating viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030. Let's join together on World Hepatitis Day (28 July) to make the elimination of viral hepatitis our next greatest achievement.


A short video clip available on Youtube which has been launched by the Angelus Foundation, the only charity dedicated to combating legal highs and club drugs. The film depicts a young man's confusion

Why not find out

the first national campaign to inform and educate young people and parents about the dangers of taking ‘legal highs’ and other harmful social substances.

Lab Rats

This film portrays a London headshop, which sells ‘legal highs’ on the high street. The message is that these ‘legal high’ products are manufactured in a haphazard and inconsistent manner

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We are grateful to a variety of organisations who have allowed us to link to their work. This resource has been produced with the support of the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Substance Misuse Working Group (NHSGGC)and is based on the resource collection of the NHSGGC Substance Misuse Toolkit. Skye and Lochalsh Young Carers have allowed us to use their Caffeine leaflet.

Toolkit commissioned by Highland Alcohol and Drugs Partnership (HADP).

Acknowledgments and sources of materials included in the toolkit