CONCERN DEADLY DRUG IS ON THE RISE WITH TEENS
TEENAGERS from the Three Towns are ignoring health warnings to experiment with a dangerous drug despite a recent legal ban say concerned parents.
One mother claimed the use of Moonshine, which contains the illegal substance mephedrone, is on the rise and NHS Ayrshire and Arran confirmed that their Community Addiction services staff have noticed an increase in the use of the drug, also known as Meow Meow.
Moonshine was initially known as a plant food sold in capsules and powder form, however, it is not fit for human consumption. It was made a Class B drug in April 2010 by an amendment to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 after several deaths were allegedly linked to the substance.
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