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Police ask young people to aid bid to eradicate drugs from Highland communities

By Andrew Dixon

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Highland police have issued an appeal for young people to join the war on drugs.

A spokesman for the force said: "We work hard to tackle issues like drugs in our communities and to help young people to make safer choices about these issues too. We are reaching out to the young people within our communities to assist us and ask that you help us to eradicate drugs from our communities.

"We often see young people in crisis and sadly overdosing on drugs. Look out for each other and if things are getting tough, please always ask for help.

"The Highland Alcohol and Drugs Partnership has developed an app to help reduce drug-related harm and deaths across the north of Scotland called the HOPE app. It can be downloaded to your device either through Google Play or the Apple App Store.

"The Prevent Suicide Highland app can also be easily downloaded. This is a suicide prevention app aimed at users in the Highland region of Scotland. It provides helpful information for those affected in any way by suicide, extensive contact details for services across the Highland area as well as allowing users to create their own safety plan.

"The Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs charity also provides help and support to families and this includes bereavement support. You can find out more information about SFAD at www.sfad.org.uk

"If you have any information about drug misuse within the Highlands and Islands, you can report this anonymously through Fearless.org, which is designed to help young people speak out about crime, making their lives and that of their communities safer."

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