A recent Met Police video shows officers drug testing clubbers in Shoreditch. We asked an expert if people need to be concerned.
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The government line is still "just say no" – but research suggests that engaging with drug users could help to reduce harms. Who'd have thought it.
University of Surrey researchers have figured out a new way to test for cocaine and yes, it works – we tried it.
"I’ll never forget my mom yelling 'YOU’RE DOING BARBITURATES?!?' at 8 o’clock in the morning on the lord’s day."
Drug checking is part of a harm-reduction approach that emphasizes reducing the negative impact of drug use rather than telling people not to use them—which usually doesn’t work.
"It will only take one super-toxic thing to emerge onto the market and we will have a lot of deaths," says KnowYourStuffNZ's Wendy Allison.
The government takes steps to allow drug testing at music festivals.
We talked to the Bunk Police about why they released the video, which shows the dealer crying.
Including N-Ethylpentylone, which has been linked to mass overdoses in Europe.