Urgent Help
IS THIS AN EMERGENCY? Are you or others in danger? Do you need an ambulance or the police? 24 HOURS
Lifeline 24 hour phone line for crisis support and suicide prevention. 24 HOURS
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Trying a new pill or powder

Here are some simple and important things to think about if you are trying a new pill or powder:

Remember! What is in a pill or powder, how it is made, and how strong it is can vary.

Start low, go slow. Be safe.

New substance check list

• Be around other people you trust
• Use in a place you feel safe
• Start small – the amount you are thinking of taking, halve it…. now halve it again!
• Wait at least 90 minutes before taking another dose. Some drugs take long to have an effect and using more too early can result in overdose.
• Don’t mix drugs. This includes alcohol and prescribed medications.
• Do not have a bath, swim, drive or do anything that puts you or others at risk. Many drugs affect co-ordination (movement and focus) which can make normal activities dangerous.
• If something goes wrong CALL 000.

Websites to check out when trying a new substance

Check out these websites for information on reducing risks and health consequences