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Why Not Find Out is an independent and reliable source of information on substances run by prevention charity Mentor helping to equip young people to avoid drug related risks. Its content has been agreed by independent advisers and drug experts.



New psychoactive substances (NPS) are substances that are designed to mimic the effects of other illegal drugs like cannabisecstasy and cocaine. These drugs were known as ‘legal highs’ until May 2016 when the Psychoactive Substances Act banned these substances.