The use of hard drugs is mostly against the law in many countries, but that doesn’t stop many people from using them, anyway. Even though there are many actions to prevent an addiction to potentially lethal substances, sometimes even that doesn’t help. The usage of illegal substances has decreased over the past few years, but something new has occurred and took it’s place. Those substances are called “legal highs”. The most popular “legal highs” are herbs that were used in some ancient rituals by shamans, and today they are commonly used to achieve a heightened sense of well- being or pure relaxation, as well as meditative state. There are many other types of legal highs available, as well.
“Legal highs” are substances that have been used by people to obtain a high, but they are still legal because the governments have been able to put a ban on them, yet. The problem with these kinds of substances is that, every day, someone finds a new one, that is been used as a ordinary item, but it usually holds serious health risks. Even though governments are doing their best to keep track with these substances and their variations, they are producing numerous variations and that is why they are such a threat to human lives. The biggest problem with “legal highs” is that everyone can buy them at their own discretion. Herbal highs can be easily bought in almost every country, if they are not restricted by drug laws.
The chemical dependency counseling community knows about these substances and they are aware of their bad influences and effects, such are big healthy risks, dementia, horrid psychological effects, suicide and murder. The problem is that some of substances are used in medicine, to help and prevent pain and in some medical treatments. Even though the substance itself might be legal, the behaviour of a person who has used it might not be. An that is one of the biggest problems for every government to just ban some substances from use.
The best way to help and prevent the usage of “legal highs” is still an education about their harmful effects and telling people about a chemical dependency counseling if they are already involved with some harmful substances. Since well known herbal highs are still “legal highs” as well, it is all about getting as many information as possible, about their effects on men’s health and his behaviour. It is highly recommended not to drive after using “legal highs” as well as not using heavy machinery or get involved in risky tasks that require intense focus.
It is not complicated to became a chemical dependency counselor, and today it is possible within 3- 6 months. Every person who wants to fight against drugs is free to join. Thousands of people have joined an army of counselors to stop and prevent harmful effects of “legal highs” on human health. Even though herbal highs are mostly legal, it might not be that way in near future, but it is the question which substance will be the next to fight against.