Amphetamine: Know your stuff, NZ with KnowYourStuffNZ

This central nervous stimulant will get your heart and brain working overtime. Its common names are upper; speed; study buddy; pep pills; college crack; little blue babies. Amphetamine increases levels of dopamine and norepinephrine (or adrenaline) in the brain, making it suited to people who want to be more alert, productive, and physically active. It’sContinue reading “Amphetamine: Know your stuff, NZ with KnowYourStuffNZ”

Partying in winter — Why are winter comedowns the worst?

Winter comedowns suck. Something about Washout Wednesday when it’s cold, wet, and miserable outside just makes it suck worse than in summer when everything is warm and golden. This is your brain. This is your brain on winter There is something about winter that, in some folk, kicks up depression symptoms. Seasonal Affective Disorder, hilariouslyContinue reading “Partying in winter — Why are winter comedowns the worst?”

Partying in winter – Putting risks on ice

COVID blew a massive hole in the summer, so it looks like winter is going to be the party season. Like summer, winter has pretty specific things that you need to keep in mind to keep your risks at a minimum. Stay cozy, not crispy Certain substances can lead you to lose motor control. DrugsContinue reading “Partying in winter – Putting risks on ice”

This new synthetic opioid’s proving a problem.

There’s been a new synthetic opioid being sold as oxycodone. N-pyrrolidino etonitazene (also known as etonitazepyne), is sold in a little blue pill with M on one side and 30 on the other. According to Forensic®, N-pyrrolidino etonitazene is a novel synthetic opioid which is very potent and could easily cause a deadly overdose. WeContinue reading “This new synthetic opioid’s proving a problem.”