We’ve updated our interactive data app

Rejoice, researchers! Our interactive data app has been updated! For those of you new to the app, you can use it to go through the data we’ve harvested from all of the substances we’ve tested since 2016. National and international researchers have used it to help write reports about the effectiveness of harm reduction measuresContinue reading “We’ve updated our interactive data app”

2021-2022 season drug checking report is live!

Our drug checking report for the 2021-2022 season has been published. We’ve had our busiest season yet, in terms of the numbers of events and clinics that we run, showing the demand for more drug checking as people become more proactive about drug safety. The report shows KnowYourStuffNZ tested 1,611 samples at 40 events betweenContinue reading “2021-2022 season drug checking report is live!”

This was the summer of terrible drugs

KnowYourStuffNZ drug checking service was in huge demand this summer festival season. We doubled the number of tests from last summer and attended more events than ever before. KnowYourStuffNZ checked 2,744 samples at 27 events between April 2020 and March 2021. Our annual testing report and client survey have now been released. What we foundContinue reading “This was the summer of terrible drugs”

2019-2020: Cathinones and high-dose MDMA still prevalent

Drug checking results from the 2019-2020 festival season have now been analysed. This summer, KnowYourStuffNZ volunteers tested 1,368 samples of illicit substances brought voluntarily for testing at 22 events. This is a substantial increase from last summer. Overall, almost 1 in 10 samples were not what the owner thought they were. When a substance wasContinue reading “2019-2020: Cathinones and high-dose MDMA still prevalent”

Cathinone C86 identified as eutylone

The substance found and alerted by KnowYourStuffNZ in testing earlier this month, previously known only as C86, has now been identified as eutylone. Eutylone, also known as bk-EBDB or n-ethylbutylone, is a stimulant in the cathinone family (sometimes called “bath salts”). It was first synthesised in the 1960s and first reported to  European Early WarningContinue reading “Cathinone C86 identified as eutylone”