Team launched to tackle use of legal drugs

040713    Three members of the Wreckreational Team  at Grosvenor House in Wakfield, l to r... Dave Taylor, Gary Mills and Ainsley McDonald.
040713 Three members of the Wreckreational Team at Grosvenor House in Wakfield, l to r... Dave Taylor, Gary Mills and Ainsley McDonald.
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A new drugs service has been launched to help people affected by the growing use of substances known as “legal highs”.

Turning Point is offering advice and treatment to people using legal highs through its Wreckreational Team.

The team was launched last Friday at an open day at Turning Point, which is based at Grosvenor House, on Union Street, Wakefield.

Interactive activities included the Wreck Room Night Club, which replicated a club scene with loud music and flashing lights.

Attendees wore specially adapted goggles which distorted their mental ability and awareness of their surroundings to recreate the experience of legal highs and highlight the risks involved.

Turning Point team leader Dave Taylor said: “This service is a reaction to the emerging trend of party drugs or so-called legal highs across the Wakefield district.

“It is an issue that is not going away and we have developed a dedicated team to offer advice, support and treatment to people using party drugs in response to this need in the community.”

Services also showcased included Turning Point’s partnership with GASPED, a family support group which uses home-based solutions to tackle substance misuse.

For more information and advice on legal highs visit www.turning-point.co.uk