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Hot air, balloons

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Admin | Comments Off

Hot air, balloons

It’s best to take care if Nitrous Oxide is something you choose to do as you could be quite vulnerable when under the influence to the actions of other people or falling over. Avoiding use whilst pregnant is advisable as it is likely to damage the foetus (although as ‘push comes to shove’ you might get some of this particular gas along with air anyway). You may be aware that it is an anaesthetic and can probably work out that if you anaesthetise yourself you become more vulnerable to accidents and other people. We’re not...

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Bad field trip?

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Bad field trip?

Eeh, I remember taking 8 purple hearts, 10 blue meanies and a bottle of whiskey and trying to eat my own fist whilst watching Jefferson Airplane at the Isle of Wight festival… Actually I don’t – my experience goes as far as seeing the Stone Roses at Spike Island in 1990, Heaton Park in 2012 and in between having weekend passes to T in the Park but insisting on going home after one night’s camping. When it comes to festivals, this Australian site makes some good points – maybe the sunburn is a bit less of risk but a full...

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Ketamine Survey

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Admin | Comments Off

  Please help us with research into ketamine use by filling in this survey - it is anonymous and will take less than 10 minutes. When behaviours are illegal or hidden for any reason it is tricky to get a clear picture of what is going on – all responses and pieces of research help us ‘fill in the gaps’ to help us get a better understanding. Many thanks in advance for your time – please forward it to anyone else you think might be...

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TOO. MUCH. INFORMATION.

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Blog, Club Drugs | Comments Off

Hello again, long time no post. Like a guilty absent father, I thought I’d go massively over-the-top and direct you to some of the reports produced into club drugs and related issues. You might find some a little heavy going and some might even be thought to provide perhaps even too much information – I may be an old prude but perhaps I’ve given insufficient thought to the physical possibility, let alone the joys of, “double fisting” covered (among many other things) in some interesting research relating to drug use in the gay...

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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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