Drug Alerts Harm Reduction Safety

Drugs warning: Saturday, 23 September

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A drug alert has been issued in Manchester after multiple samples of fine white powder, potentially mis-sold as cocaine, confirmed by Manchester Drug Analysis Exchange (MANDRAKE) to contain the synthetic cathinone – alpha-PVP.

MANDRAKE are an organisation based at Manchester Metropolitan University who chemically analyse drugs across the city.

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.