Metal cylinders, once containing the potentially lethal ‘legal high’ laughing gas, that are littered across Salford by users are being transformed into a community art project by police officers.
How safe is laughing gas, also known as nitrous oxide, NOS or even hippy crack? MM investigate by talking to health chiefs and users.
Goodbye legal highs? Wigan crackdown on sale of substances imitating banned drugs as death toll rises
Legal highs could potentially be a thing of the past as Wigan Council are cracking down on retailers selling them to children.
A 44-year-old man has died in Manchester after taking a ‘legal high’.
His cause of death has not yet been established
‘Young, beautiful and mum’s best friend’: Heart-breaking tributes paid to suspected ‘legal high’ Sale drug victim
Jennifer Whiteley, 27, was from Sale, Greater Manchester
Fresh ‘legal highs’ death fears: Sale woman’s death thought to be overdose – as Benzo Fury discovered at scene
The woman died at Wythenshawe hospital
More than 40 people died due to abuse.
‘More harmful overall than ecstasy’: Hard-hitting Manchester hospital talk highlights dangers of alcohol abuse
In 2010/11 there were 40% more alcohol-related admissions to UK hospitals than in 2002-03.
Is MCAT grinning in the face of the law? Mephedrone use after the ban and the battle against research chemicals
Mephedrone is still ‘readily available’.