Metonitazene has shown up in Aotearoa for the first time. It’s being sold as oxycodone or other opioids, and is either a yellow pill or yellow powder. Metonitazene is an opioid analgesic in the Nitazene family. It’s more potent than fentanyl It comes on very fast and very strong, giving a depressive or sedative effectContinue reading “Metonitazene, a high-risk opioid’s been found in Aotearoa”
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Responding to crisis situations part one: respiratory depression and overdose.
This series will be looking at how we respond to drug related medical emergencies (crisis situations). CW for discussions of overdose. Sometimes things go wrong when we take drugs. We don’t have full power over preventing anything going wrong, but we do have power over how we respond. In Aotearoa, and globally, opioids and alcoholContinue reading “Responding to crisis situations part one: respiratory depression and overdose.”
Naloxone saves lives, so where is it?
June and July saw 13 people hospitalised from fentanyl overdoses. Those folk were sold what they were told was cocaine, and in at least one case, methamphetamine; but their substance turned out to be fentanyl bulked out with fillers. They were all given Naloxone on the way to hospital and were revived after falling unconsciousContinue reading “Naloxone saves lives, so where is it?”