The impact of new psychoactive substances on communities

Research Institution / Organisation

Nottingham Trent University

In Collaboration With

Nottinghamshire Police

Principal Researcher

PC Julie Armstrong

Level of Research

Professional / Work-based

Project Start Date

September 2017

Research Context

​This researcher is interested in th area of substance misuse and the impact on communities, users and offending behaviour, more specifically the emergence of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS). NPS, often incorrectly referred to as legal highs contains one or more chemical substances designed to replicate the effects of more commonly known illegal substances.

Research Methodology

​The aim is to conduct focus groups with users or ex users regarding reasons for use of NPS

Interim reports and publications

​Not available

Date due for completion

February 2018
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