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Former legal highs and so-called “chemsex” drugs are being targeted as part of a Government crackdown on drug abuse.
Latest figures show drugs cost the UK £10.7bn a year in policing, healthcare and crime.
Chemsex commonly involves the use of crystal methamphetamine, known as crystal meth, GHB/GBL and mephedrone.
The drugs carry serious mental and physical health risks, including the spread of blood borne viruses and infections.
Becky Johnson spoke to a former drug user.