[The Guardian] 'There are more than 350 legal highs, but many see them as a poor substitute'

Professor of criminology Fiona Measham talks emerging drug trends, her love of clubbing and the challenge of regulation

My great love is drum'n'bass. I feel really at home in clubs; my first job in a nightclub was when I was 15 and they've always held a fascination for me – when the strip lights go off and the music comes up, it's wonderland. I go to nightclubs every weekend and in summer I go to festivals, to find out what people are taking and why. I talk to hundreds of people and I run a charity called The Loop that aims to reduce drug-related harm.

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