Manchester Drug Analysis and Knowledge Exchange (MANDRAKE), an organisation based at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) who chemically analyse drugs across the city, have issued an alert over a bright orange powder.
The powder, which is circulating in Greater Manchester, has been analytically confirmed by MANDRAKE to be the synthetic cathinone: 4-chloromethcathinone (4-CMC or clephedrone).
If unwell please seek medical attention.
Support for students who take drugs
The safest way to take drugs is not at all. However, we recognise that a number of students choose to use drugs whilst at university.
- There are free and anonymous drug testing kits available on campus, from the Students’ Union Advice Service.
- We share MANDRAKE drug alerts to Student News, so you know when substances in Manchester are being mis-sold or have contaminants in them.
- Drug and Alcohol Peer Support (DAPS), run by students, for students, provides a place to talk openly about drug and alcohol use and find community. You can find out more on their Instagram here.
- Eclypse, a free and confidential drug and alcohol service for young people in Manchester are also available to speak to at the Advice Service.
- If you have significant issues or want medical advice, you can speak to the University GP service.
- Advice and information for students who use drugs can be found on Student News here.