safer partying drug
intravenous (IV) drug use
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.
Also, the substances used to cut gear can be more of a health hazard than the
drugs, once injected into your veins. Using new fits, sterile water and
equipment can prevent HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and other infections.
DONíT share or re-use equipment:
Needle exchanges (like ADIO) can legally provide you with information,
needles, filters (to get rid of the crap), sterile water, swabs and other
equipment. See Contacts for needle exchange details.
- Gear from people you donít know.
- Using IV for the first time in a party environment, or alone.
IF YOU ARE CONCERNED about your own
or someone elseís alcohol use,
CADS on (09) 845-1818 or