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Novel Psychoactive Substances insight Report: ‘‘The View from Young People’’

Addaction is a member of the Young People’s Health Partnership. As part of our work through the partnership we have identified a need to improve the ability of health and social care services to understand and respond to young people’s use of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS). We decided that the best way to improve this understanding was to seek young people’s views on the help that they need and the way that it should be provided.

In autumn 2016 we conducted a research study to gather these views and develop learning points for service providers. More than 1,600 young people gave us their views and opinions during the project.

This summary report explains the main learning points from the research.