David Stuart

david.stuart@me.com

The goal you've chosen is to play more safely.

Great. There are a number of ways to do this.

Knowing the drugs, how they work, and how to use them as safely as possible, is a good place to start. 

The most commonly experienced harms are sexually transmitted infections; being informed about PrEP, PEP, condom use, as well as getting tested frequently is one way to minimise the harms.

Drug-induced psychosis happens when we use mephedrone and/or crystal meth; some people are more prone to it than others, and it can be more common when we miss sleep, or inject. Most often it manifests as perceptions of persecution, conspiracy theories about our safety, or feeling paranoid. Often they are associated with technology, or cults, or people wishing us harm. Sometimes it's less severe, but just as frightening; thinking people are listening outside our door or whispering about us. If you feel that you are in danger of these things, the best you can do is call the police or visit an A&E department. It is not a crime to have drugs in your bloodstream - only in your posession - so presenting to A&E or the police will not get you in trouble if you're not carring any drugs; but it is the safest place/people to be with, regardless of whether it is psychosis, or actual danger.

GHB and GBL are very dangerous when mixed with Ketamine, alcohol or benzodiazepines (like valium). Overdose is very possible, and can be fatal; measuring doses correctly, and dosing at appropriate intervals is crucial. It can also be physically addictive, with unmanageable, even dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Be informed; More info here.


 

Kitestring is an App/site that checks up on you when you’re out (eg at a strangers place or hooking up).

If you don’t check in, Kitestring will text or email a personalized alert message to your emergency contacts. 

Click here to use the App/sign up.

The Tabs below have more information about mephedrone (Meph, MKat), crystal methamphetamine (Tina, Ice, Meth) and GHB &GBL (G, Gina); including how to use these drugs more safely, how to keep the harm at a minimum... - as well as safer injecting, GHB/GBL dosing, and more. With thanks to 56 Dean Street, Antidote at London Friend and GMFA