Written evidence submitted by Simpson House Counselling and Recovery




Which groups will be particularly affected by a ban on psychoactive substances? What steps can the Government take to educate these groups about the dangers? How will the Government explain the change in the legal status of these substances?








What specialist treatment do users of psychoactive substances require? What can be done to counter a shift to using controlled drugs once there is a ban?



Do the enforcement agencies have the necessary powers and resources to effectively enforce the proposed new laws?


Liz Forrester, Senior Addictions Worker, Simpson House Counselling and Recovery, CrossReach, Edinburgh