Booze and MDMA: Not an advisable cocktail

So we’ve heard from several sources that taking MDMA can be a bit of fun if you take it properly. We’ve also heard from several sources that booze is also a bit of fun if you take it properly. But what happens when you take them together? If you stay at low doses for bothContinue reading “Booze and MDMA: Not an advisable cocktail”

Psychedelics and research part 1: What’s all the fuss about psychedelics?

This is part one of a two-part blog series by our guest author Associate Professor Fiona Hutton, teacher and researcher of Criminology at Victoria University of Wellington For those of you who enjoy the recreational use of psychedelics you might have been a bit surprised by the ‘psychedelic renaissance’ that is happening in mental healthContinue reading “Psychedelics and research part 1: What’s all the fuss about psychedelics?”

Candyflipping: Know Your Stuff, NZ with KnowYourStuffNZ

Candyflipping. The name may lead you believe the activity involves bulk-buying skittles and reselling them off at a higher price, but it is the term used to describe taking LSD and MDMA together, either at the same time (not recommended) or, more traditionally, one a few hours after the other (still not recommended). Harm reductionContinue reading “Candyflipping: Know Your Stuff, NZ with KnowYourStuffNZ”

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”

Notification: High dose MDMA pills still a risk this summer

KnowYourStuffNZ is testing a fair number of high-dose MDMA pills. These are more risky because the dosage is excessive. While we’re seeing lots of cathinones, there is still plenty of MDMA around. These pills should be approached with caution. We advise that the only way to guarantee safety is to not take them. If youContinue reading “Notification: High dose MDMA pills still a risk this summer”