Increase in club drug use in London (i)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1685
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The use of club drugs can lead to serious medical conditions and mental health issues. 73 new psychoactive substances were produced in Europe in 2012. Is the Mayor aware of the serious issue of club drug and legal high use in London, particularly among younger people, students and younger professionals?

Answer

Answer for Increase in club drug use in London (i)

Answer for Increase in club drug use in London (i)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The issue of substance misuse and its impact on London is something I am very aware of: the so called legal highs and club drugs are far from being risk-free and pose a threat to Londoners.  I am supporting the work of the MPS, Public Health England and other agencies as they seek to reduce the harm these substances cause.