Be serotonin syndrome savvy

Under perfect circumstances, your brain usually produces enough serotonin for you to go about your regular humaning duties without a problem. Except sometimes your brain can get a little too enthusiastic about how much serotonin it produces, or how fast it yeets serotonin from one neural receptor to another. We did a write-up on howContinue reading “Be serotonin syndrome savvy”

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!”

Wash your hands, cough into your elbow and don’t take MDMA – advice for a pandemic

As COVID-19 progresses through New Zealand it’s important to understand how we all have a responsibility to help protect ourselves and others. We each have a responsibility to both stop the spread and flatten the curve, and part of that is being aware there are some ways that taking MDMA can increase your risk ofContinue reading “Wash your hands, cough into your elbow and don’t take MDMA – advice for a pandemic”

Media roundup for 2019/20 festival season

KnowYourStuffNZ has been in the news a lot this season, both here and abroad. We’ve collected all the news together for easy reference. Just follow the links below. If you’re a journalist and want to talk to us, please head to the Media FAQ page for details on how to get in touch. 2020 InsideContinue reading “Media roundup for 2019/20 festival season”

Results from our static drug checking trial look promising

The results of our pilot drug checking service are in, and they show it’s a worthwhile service that people will utilise to make safer choices about their drug use. There’s no such thing as completely safe drug use, we all know that. But that doesn’t stop some people – especially young people – from takingContinue reading “Results from our static drug checking trial look promising”