Addiction NI Director on UTV Live Tonight
Dr. Claire Armstrong, the Director of Addiction NI appeared on UTV Live Tonight on Tuesday evening to discuss the uproar of residents of a County Tyrone town. Residents are uniting against dealers offering young teenagers deadly drugs for free.
Dr. Armstrong suggested that the drugs on the street of Coalisland may not be Crystal Meth as suspected by residents, but actually mephedrone. Mephedrone is still a very addictive and dangerous drug, although it is not a class A drug such as crystal meth or heroin. The confusion may be that mephedrone is commonly referred to as “meph” or “meth” so some parents could assume their children mean crystal meth which is a better known substance. Mephedrone is now an illegal drug, but other legal highs can have a crystal or powder like appearance which can make them difficult for parents to identify.