Following reports in London of a substance in circulation that is being sold as ketamine, which is unfortunately hospitalising a number of people who are taking it, a warning has been issued by The Warehouse Project. This warning has been re-shared by Manchester Drug Analysis Exchange (MANDRAKE), whose alerts we share on Student News, and can be found below.
“Following reports in London of a substance in circulation that is being sold as ketamine, which is unfortunately hospitalising a number of people who are taking it, we wanted to send out a warning to everyone who may come into contact with it.
“Symptoms are similar to a ‘K-hole’ but similarities end there, with side effects being much worse in terms of difficulties breathing and responsiveness.
“Various venues in London have reported cases of this happening in the past week and could happen in further locations across the country.
“If in doubt, don’t take it and look out for one another on the dance floor”.
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.