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.
Hester Stewart, was an outstanding 21 year old medical student, student mentor and cheerleader was the then legal high GBL after an awards dinner in April 2009. Combined with the small amount of alcohol she had consumed during the evening, it sent her into a coma from which she never awoke .
The founder of the only British charity dedicated to raising awareness of legal highs, the Angelus Foundation, has called on the Prime Minister to release its report on ways of reducing the harm from legal highs.
Link to download of full letter is below.