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Rose’s experience of taking ‘legal high’ drugs

Rose describes how she collapsed after smoking a ‘legal high’ at a music festival. She reflects honestly about her experience.

Rose describes how she collapsed after smoking a ‘legal high’ at a music festival. She reflects honestly about her experience.

At 16 Rose attended a music festival with some friends, and was offered a ‘legal high’ called ‘Pandora’s Box’. But soon after smoking the drug she collapsed, unconscious, and was rushed to A&E in an ambulance. At the time she thought she was going to die – “Every time I closed my eyes I felt I wasn’t going to open them again…. Because it said legal I thought it was OK.”

Rose’s story is interspersed with graphics, which explain in detail the chemical and biological processes that were taking place in her body as she was taking drugs. The film also highlights key statistics in relation to young people’s drug taking, confirming the fact that only a very small minority of young people have ever tried them.

Contains content that discusses illegal drug taking by teenagers. Teachers are advised to view it before showing it to their class, to determine suitability.

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7 minutes

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