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Paul Dillon: 5% of year 10 students have tried MDMA

'MDMA is the drug of the moment', with a marked spike in young people expressing concern for their peers who are using an 'unprecedented' amount of this and other drugs, according to drug researcher and educator Paul Dillon. At a recent coronial inquest into NSW music festival deaths, Dillon stated that the lack of early [...]

By |2019-07-25T13:56:07+10:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

New Drug MDPV, or ‘Monkey Dust’, Found in Australia. What Is It and What Are the Harms?

Recent media reports have suggested a rise in a dangerous new party drug known as “monkey dust”. This is a slang name for the drug MDPV (3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone), as well as other members of the chemical class known as “synthetic cathinones”, or “bath salts”. The effects of monkey dust are similar to other stimulants such as [...]

By |2019-01-21T15:00:36+11:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

‘Death Pill’: Fentanyl Disguised As Other Drugs Linked To Spike In US Overdoses

On Alpha Bay users can purchase, fentanyl nasal sprays, geltabs, and even U-47700 – a research opiate– – in the form of Pez candies. Photograph: Flickr The tablets look just like pharmaceutical grade pills, or Pez candy. They are marked as the anti-anxiety medication Xanax, prescription painkillers or packaged in colorful candy wrappers. [...]

By |2016-05-29T18:51:19+10:00May 29th, 2016|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments