A word about methamphetamine

Methamphetamine is the black sheep of the amphetamine drug family. It has an almost polar opposite reputation to MDMA, the other popular drug in the very broad amphetamine family. Methamphetamine has a high redose compulsion and, like other amphetamines, is an appetite suppressant and a disinhibitor; which is not the best combination if you wantContinue reading “A word about methamphetamine”

Prescription medication and party drugs

Before we get into this article, we STRONGLY recommend that you talk with your doctor candidly about taking recreational drugs with your medication. It’s late autumn and winter is on the horizon. Winter’s lack of vitamin D-giving sunlight can be a challenge. The seasonal affective disorder struggle is real, and a lot of people withContinue reading “Prescription medication and party drugs”

Psychedelic mushrooms 101

It’s Autumn. That means many Kiwis will be searching the bushes, banks, and gardens of Aotearoa in the hunt for psychedelic mushrooms, commonly called “Magic Mushrooms.” Mushrooms are classified as a Class A drug. Possession of mushrooms containing psilocybin and psilocin (the compounds which causes their psychedelic effects) risks six months in prison. Cultivating orContinue reading “Psychedelic mushrooms 101”

Ketamine bladder: 0 stars, do not recommend

Ketamine bladder is starting to rear its ugly head in New Zealand’s party scene, and it’s less fun than it sounds. Ketamine use over time causes ulceration of the bladder wall and scarring of the elastic muscle fibres — the fibres which help your bladder expand and contract. If you’re only using it a veryContinue reading “Ketamine bladder: 0 stars, do not recommend”

So you want to test your MDMA?

Hooray, you got the message that there’s crap drugs around! Now what? If KnowYourStuffNZ is running a clinic near you, come see us! The spectrometer is more accurate, and the only way to detect when two psychoactives are mixed together. Reagent tests alone can’t rule those mixes out. Until we have funding, we can’t beContinue reading “So you want to test your MDMA?”