Schools to issue ‘legal highs’ advice

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Parents are being invited to an information evening on so called ‘legal highs’ after calls for more information at a public meeting earlier this month.

Both Arbroath High School and Arbroath Academy are facilitating the evening, which takes place on Wednesday (February 5) at 7 p.m., in Arbroath High School’s library.

Staff from the WEB Project will present factual information on these substances and other local support agencies will also be on hand to answer any questions and offer advice to anyone concerned.

Parents from the wider Arbroath community, not just those who have children attending the High School or Academy can attend, including those with children at associated primary schools.

Earlier this month, a meeting was held by the steering group, Arbroath Against Legal Highs in the CAFE Project to discuss their potential dangers.

At the meeting it was agreed that education and providing information for both children and parents about the substances might be the way forward.

This prompted the Angus Alcohol and Drugs Partnership to say they were supporting a number of events that aim to give information and advice to young people, parents and teachers.

They added that these events include information to help people recognise the signs and difficulties people may encounter through the use of alcohol and/or legal highs.