Charities see psychoactive drug addiction rise

Two Welsh charities claim to have seen an increase in the number of people approaching them with addictions to psychoactive drugs.

The findings of CAIS and Drug Aid Cymru come almost a year after a ban on the substances came into force across the UK.

Rob Barker, a family and young persons manager at Drug Aid Cymru, said there was an "initial lull" in people using the drugs in the first few months of the ban.

But in the last three to six months, use has started to go up again.

"We're starting to see people presenting with quite significant effects and issues associated to these drugs," he said.