Dr Nicola Newton

Dr Nicola Newton is a clinical psychologist, formerly at Kings College now a Senior Research Fellow at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC). She specialises in drug prevention. Here, Nicola tells Angelus Founder, Maryon Stewart, about drug education, research and intervention.

Synthetic Cannabis

Educational film showing the harms from synthetic cannabis. The film was made in conjunction with KCA Young Persons’ Services and is presented by stand –up comic Jeff Leach – it portrays two young men, Jack and Will, who have had suffered physical and mental health harms from these substances.

Synthetic cannabis has been linked to many serious incidents when young people have collapsed from their overpowering effects. There have been several occasions where teenagers have smoked in school breaks and have been hospitalised.