Praise for PAL Larne’s action on legal highs


A local pharmacist has praised PAL Larne’s legal high information sessions for parents and caregivers as “very powerful.”

Anne Marie McGrath of Pharmacy Plus recently attended one of the information evenings, which are aimed at improving public understanding of the substances.

Describing the presentation as “very powerful” and “well-delivered,” Ms McGrath stated: “As a pharmacist, mother and aunt, I felt the session was to-the-point, covering vital information, but in an informal setting which allowed participants to ask questions freely.

“Thank you to PAL for the opportunity to attend and I would encourage anyone wishing to increase their knowledge of legal highs to get involved.”

PAL secretary Beverly Sharples told the Times recently that the talks helped to “dispel the myths” around legal highs.

She continued: “We will find out what parents know and work from there.

“We will tell them the facts about legal highs and what to look out for regarding different behaviour, right down to the devastating effects they have.

The final legal high information session, supported by Larne PSCP, is to take place tomorrow (Friday April 24) from 7pm-9pm.

The venue is PAL’s office in the Moyle Medical Building at 14A Old Glenarm Road.

Registration is essential.

To register, either send a private message to PAL’s Facebook account or email

A reserve list will be compiled for future sessions or any cancellation of places. Light refreshments provided.