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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

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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Ketamine group starts January 14th. That’s next Monday!

Posted by on Jan 7, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off

Ketamine group starts January 14th. That’s next Monday!

We are running a ketamine group for people considering reducing their ketamine use, but not sure what to do or how to go about it. The group will be informal, confidential and friendly, and take place on Mondays January 14th, 21st, 28th and Feb 11th and run from 4pm-5.30pm. It will be a little bit like an NHS Stop Smoking group but for ketamine. Just send us an email on leedsdropin@gmail.com for further info and to reserve your place – strictly limited to 12 people. It will take place at LAU, 19 Springfield Mount, Leeds LS2 9NG and be...

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2013: So the world didn’t end. What now?

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

2013: So the world didn’t end. What now?

January is an excellent month to reflect on things – including our use of drugs. (As indeed are the other 11 months).   Many people choose it as a time to embark on a healthier lifestyle, knock alcohol on the head and as the holiday season ends steer clear of partying too much. What also helps is that people are often completely skint at this time of year.   Spending £20 or more on ketamine or cannabis every day is probably not going to help you achieve your economic goals, and unlikely to be leading to great eternal happiness...

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New LCDC poster

Posted by on Dec 13, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off

New LCDC poster

LCDC_A4Poster Dec 2012 Click link to get a downloadable A4 poster – please display in your bar/club/gym/kitchen!   Click here for poster!      

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5 signs you are doing too much ketamine

Posted by on Nov 4, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off

5 signs you are doing too much ketamine

1. Ending up in vulnerable situations Ketamine is an anaesthetic so when you use it you can be extremely vulnerable. People have ended up walking naked into stranger’s apartments or staggering about in the road. As you don’t have your wits about you you can be robbed, raped or run over. Even if you only do ketamine once if it puts you in danger it counts as TOO MUCH! Always be careful with dosing especially if you aren’t used to the effects. Sometimes people do ketamine by accident thinking it is cocaine or mephedrone. 2....

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drugs meter – how do you measure up?

Posted by on Oct 18, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off

drugs meter – how do you measure up?

Drugsmeter is a great way of comparing your own use of alcohol, cannabis and other drugs to that of others – with a huge database of other people who have used it and the results of the Global Drug Survey - click the banner below to see how you measure up!                     It has been claimed that people often have distorted perceptions on how common drug use is – if you use cocaine maybe a lot of your friends do too and you might overestimate how common it is. A recent...

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Channel 4: The Ecstasy trial tonight at 10pm

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off

Channel 4: The Ecstasy trial tonight at 10pm

Interesting TV tonight – Channel 4 at 10pm – The Ecstasy Trial: Live results of an experiment where volunteers take MDMA. Concludes tomorrow at 10pm.   Find out more about MDMA – click here!   More info about the program here and a survey...

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