While some types of synthetic drugs have not been legal in New Zealand for a number of years, these drugs continue to destroy lives, tear communities apart and kill users. Reporter Jean Bell takes a look at the impact of these synthetic highs in our community as Chief Coroner's latest statistics reveal how many people have lost their lives to synthetic drugs.

A homeless charity co-founder is calling for more education around the dangers of synthetic drugs as the latest statistics detail how many people nationwide lost their lives to the substances.

Chief Coroner Judge Deborah Marshall said in a

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