The Legal High National Online Survey is an independent, confidential questionnaire focusing on residents' use and views of novel psychoactive substances (NPS) also known as 'legal highs'.
The survey − which is only open to residents aged 18 or over − aims to gain insights from people about the perceptions and experiences they have had with 'legal high' substances.
It will also help us to identify and better meet the needs of people who have mental and physical health problems because of the use of legal highs.
Just this week Derbyshire police revealed a banned substance − linked to two deaths and three hospitalisations in Europe − is in circulation in the county.
Officers seized a packet of a suspected legal high called Black Mamba in Derby city centre last month which tests showed contained the banned compound MDMB-CHMICA.
Our Strategic Director for Health and Communities David Lowe said:
"The survey will help us get a clearer picture of what is going on around the county.
"We're encouraging people to take part to support our work tackling drug misuse in Derbyshire as well as helping those who have issues with addiction and the health problems that may come with it.
"The results will be extremely valuable and help us to support residents make sensible, informed choices and lead healthier lives.
"Meanwhile, particularly following the seizure of a suspected banned substance in Derby, we're backing police advice urging people not to take legal highs because it's not known what they contain."
Legal highs are substances that mimic the psychoactive effects of illegal drugs like cocaine, ecstasy, cannabis and amphetamines but are not currently illegal to use or possess.
We had a topic on legal highs not so long ago, here's a chance to have your say.
The survey can be completed by anyone over the age of 18 − whether they have had experiences with legal highs or not - and all responses are treated with strict confidentiality.
Anyone that fills out the questionnaire will have the opportunity to be part of a prize draw with the chance to win an iPad mini, a 'Beats by Dre' Music Pill or a pair of 'Beats by Dre' wireless headphones.
The survey was designed and is being run by the Centre for Drug Misuse Research in Glasgow and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.
Results from the 2014 nation-wide survey found that of the 1,172 people who participated, 468 had taken a legal high − with 704 people saying they had not.
The survey is open to UK residents aged 18 and over only and runs until Tuesday 30 June.
See link below.http://www.mylegalhigh.org/