Merry Christmas one and all!

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

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...

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

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...

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poppers – nil by mouth

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...

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

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...

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Not sure how to talk to your children about drugs?

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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