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This short video about synthetic psychoactive substances is for New Zealand parents, caregivers, whānau and those working with young people to understand basic facts about synthetics use. Don't stop here, start a conversation.

Did you know that synthetic psychoactive substances often have much more unpleasant effects than the traditional drugs they mimic? There are hundreds of manufactured chemicals available on the black market, and none of them have been tested as being safe.

Did You Know: Synthetic Psychoactive Substances comic strip

Order printed materials free from our Resources page or download the complete Did You Know guide below.

Guide to conversations about drugs and alcohol ( PDF 1mb )

About Did You Know

These tools and resources were initiated by the Counties Manukau AOD Provider Collaborative and the New Zealand Drug Foundation with support from Odyssey. Expert advice and participation from young people were used in their development. Creative by Mohawk Media and Mōca.