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Merry Christmas one and all!

Posted by on Dec 21, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off

Merry Christmas one and all!

Greetings from a more innocent time, before the rampant commercialism of Christmas. Have a great Christmas and New Year from all at the Leeds Club Drug Clinic. One tip for the remnants of 2013, moving into 2014: consider how you’ll spot, sort and get support when a night – or even your life – takes a wrong turn.

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Online information and feedback

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off

Online information and feedback

There are innumerable online resources with varying degrees of reliability – I thought I’d highlight a few of the better ones. This knowdrugs app can has useful and (obviously) portable facts – it could constitute £1.49 well spent. This site can give you personalised feedback on your substance use. With all these things I’d note that if you hang around with people who share your interests and those interests include using drugs – you might get a skewed view of how common drug use is (aka ‘sampling bias’). You...

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PMA – ‘start low, go slow’…maybe even say no?

Posted by on Nov 1, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off

This has been in the media for a while now so apologies if we’re a little late to the party. PMA (para-methoxyamphetamine fact fans) has been linked to deaths and has specific risks which should be heard above the general wolf-crying (as things stand I’d suggest krokodil fits into this category with people wanting to be the first to raise the alarm about the next big thing). With PMA thre are three things you should know:          Pound for pound (milligram for milligram) it is stronger than MDMA          It takes longer...

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poppers – nil by mouth

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off

Important information on an ‘old school’ legal high; which might even have begun the tradition of absurd ‘suggested use that no-one would ever employ it for’. Poppers, a room deodorizer, really? In short, if you do choose to use them for something other than a ‘room deodorizer’ - DO NOT SWALLOW THEM. From Manchester City Council and Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust: URGENT NOTICE ABOUT NEAR FATAL USE OF  “RED BUZZ”     also known as    “POPPERS/ LIQUID GOLD”   (AMYL NITRITE/ AMYL...

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If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime

Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime

GlobalDrugSurvey have some useful videos on preventing drug use becoming problematic drug use. Here they point out that what goes up must come down and ways to check on yourself to try to make sure that a hobby doesn’t become a full time job. Despite this ‘tough love’ approach, don’t forget that if things do get out of hand, you can get support from services. Here they illustrate the idea of ‘start low, go slow’. It’s always worth remembering that the active dose of some drugs is measured in the...

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Not sure how to talk to your children about drugs?

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off

Not sure how to talk to your children about drugs?

 The Angelus foundation, Adfam and the Club Drug Clinic in London have produced a useful document full of useful advice on how to approach this touchy subject.   Click here for the booklet   For the Club Drug Clinic click here, for the Angelus Foundation click here and for Adfam click...

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University survey finds Leeds has highest rate of drug use in UK

Posted by on May 23, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off

University survey finds Leeds has highest rate of drug use in UK

A survey of over 5000 students found high reported rates of drug use across the UK. Leeds was highest with 85% drug use. It is likely that the figures given are an overestimate, however recreational drug use is fairly prevalent across the whole UK, particularly in cities with a large student and young person population. At Leeds Club Drug Clinic we have had over one hundred referrals for ketamine, mephedrone and GHB addiction since we started in December 2011. Many have started using drugs whilst at university but not stopped once they had...

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Have drugs affected you physically and would you be prepared to share your story?

Posted by on Apr 30, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off

Have drugs affected you physically and would you be prepared to share your story?

Major TV channel wants a contributor who has suffered with ketamine bladder or other physical effects of drugs to share their story – anonymously if you prefer. Email us on leedsdropin@gmail.com and we will forward it on to them. Many people start taking drugs without realising the potential for addiction and physical harm. By sharing your story you can help raise awareness of this.  

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No K in May 2013 launched!

Posted by on Apr 3, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off

No K in May 2013 launched!

Are you ready for the challenge?             No K in May 2013 is a campaign to go through all of May with no ketamine. It is supported by an online community that is accessed through the www.noKinMay.com website. There will be two drop in K groups at 19 Springfield Mount on Monday April 8th and 22nd from 4.30pm – 5.30pm – email leedsdropin@gmail.com if any questions. Good...

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“I used to be a drug addict” – real life story of ketamine and mephedrone addiction

Posted by on Jan 11, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off

“I used to be a drug addict” – real life story of ketamine and mephedrone addiction

Someone who is now recovering from addiction to party drugs was kind enough to share their story. If you are concerned at all about your or someone else’s drug use please contact us at Leeds Club Drug Clinic leedsdropin@gmail.com or call 0113 295 2781 Ketamine group starts this Monday January 14th at 4pm. I used to be a drug addict I used to be a drug addict. I still think about and dream about drugs every day but I’m still clean and enjoy an ace life now and would never change what I’ve done as I have learned a lot about myself and...

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