Planning ahead before going out is the best way to party safely.
This section explains some of the common risks that people face when using drugs. Included are ideas about how you can make the experience safer and more fun for you and your friends.
Rescuing friends and taking them into a more chilled head-space can be invaluable.
Dancing in hot clubs for long periods, especially on stimulant drugs (e.g. E, Speed) can be a recipe for dehydration and heat stroke.
People can have a fit if suffering from heatstroke or an overdose.
IV drug use is potentially the most dangerous way of taking drugs because it increases the chance of ODs, contracting blood borne viruses (i.e. HIV, hepatitis) and other serious medical conditions, and can damage blood vessels.
It is not safe to use drugs and/or alcohol if you are pregnant, or planning to become pregnant.
People who are HIV positive and who are on drug therapies (especially protease inhibitors) could experience side effects if using any of the drugs in this publication (especially E)
When coming down from stimulants or hallucinogens many users feel disorientated, fragile, anxious, down, hungry or tired.
If you wish to complain about a club or venue (e.g. overcrowding, no cold water in bathrooms, etc), contact the local council.
If feeling unusually tired, sick, or intoxicated then ask a trusted friend to help get you home.