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This act applies across the UK and comes into force on 26th May 2016.
The act makes it an offence to produce, supply, offer to supply, possess on custodial premises (e.g. Prison), import or export psychoactive substances; that is any substance intended for human consumption that is capable of producing a psychoactive effect. Personal possession will not be an offence under the act (except in ‘custodial settings’), but the Police will continue to confiscate any unknown powder and this may mean being taken to a Police station whilst enquiries are made.
The act excludes a number of what are described as ‘legitimate substances’ and some medical products as well as controlled drugs, which will continued to be regulated under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. The act also contains provision to exempt healthcare activities and approved scientific research.
For a full list of all these and more information on the act please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/psychoactive-substances-bill-2015
Stopping using some NPS suddenly can cause individuals to enter a withdrawal state which could be dangerous to their health. If you are considering stopping please seek medical advice. Support, advice and information on NPS and other substances is available from ADA through our 7 day Helpline on 01224 594700.
Aberdeenshire Alcohol & Drugs Services open access hubs
We are now operating open access drop-in services in South and Central Aberdeenshire for anyone concerned about their own or a loved ones use of alcohol or drugs.
We have open access hubs operating in Stonehaven, Inverurie & Huntly, and plan to add more locations as required. In addition we can provide support to outlying communities for people who are unable to travel to a hub.
From each hub we offer
Current locations and times:
Wednesdays - Stonehaven Community Centre, Robert Street, Stonehaven 9am - 4.30pm
Thursdays - Largues Pharmacy, 10 - 12 Gordon Street, Huntly 9.30am - 12.00pm & Linden Centre, Castle Street, Huntly 1.00pm - 5.00pm
Fridays - Wills Pharmacy, 35 - 37 West High Street, Inverurie 9.30am - 1.00pm & Garioch Community Centre, 1 Chelsea Road, Inverurie 2.00pm - 4.00pm
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