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Ten things about Lean

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Catch 22 lists ten things you should know about Lean before you decide to drink this fizzy drink mixed with medicine.

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What is ketamine?

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Ketamine can provide an out-of-body experience, but be careful where, when and how you use it. Substance Misuse Resources explains.

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What are nitazenes?

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Nitazenes are a new synthetic opioid drug that has emerged in the UK drug supply. CREW explains what to look out for and how to stay safe. 

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What is ‘spice’?

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'Spice' refers to a group of drugs known as synthetic cannabinoids. This guide explains what they are and what happens when you take them.

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“I accidentally vaped Spice”

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What happens if you accidentally vape spice? VICE speaks to people who thought they were vaping cannabis.

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What causes addiction?

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Author Johann Hari explains in just two minutes something that has been argued over for years. Why people get addicted.

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Wound care if you inject

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Treat wounds and stay infection-free by watching this clip from Public Health Wales. Your local drug service can supply everything you need

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Addictive personality?

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Risk takers are more likely to have drink or drug problems. But is there such a thing as an addictive personality? The Conversation explores

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Are my benzos fake?

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Pills bought online can look real enough. The Conversation explores what’s in them, and why people prefer to buy online.

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HIV and Hep C in syringes

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Scientists discover that HIV can survive in a used syringe for 21 days. Hep C a week. Avoid both by never sharing. From Exchange Supplies

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Injecting: How much citric?

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Use Vit C instead of citric if possible. But Exchange Supplies shows how more acid won’t get more heroin but will hurt your veins.

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Safer injecting handbook

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Ideally, never inject. But if you do, Exchange Supplies help you reduce your risks of viral infections, vein damage, hepatitis and HIV. 

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He tried 157 drugs

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Then he wrote a book about it. Dominic Milton Trott talks to Big Think and gives his 10 commandments for safer use.

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Illegal to inhale?

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Aerosols, nitrous, butane gas, and other household products – can they get you arrested? Re-Solv explains the law.

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Nitrous Oxide (Nos)

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Use a balloon when using nitrous. Re-Solv explains why in this guide to getting high on Nos.

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Binge vs daily drinking

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Is binge drinking better for you than daily drinking? Professor David Nutt tackles this query on behalf of Drug Science.

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Why drinking feels good

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You know it causes harm, but it feels good. Professor David Nutt explains to Ross Kemp what alcohol does to the brain.

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Alcohol: a class B drug?

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Ross Kemp asks Professor David Nutt how harmful is alcohol? If it was invented today, he says, it would probably be a class B drug.

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Binge drinking

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What’s the difference between having a binge and having a good time? Club Soda explores how ‘just the one’ turns into one too many.

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Am I likely to get cancer?

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Alcohol causes 7 types of cancer – even if you are a moderate drinker. But drinkaware can advise on how to lower your risk.

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Drink and your waistline

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Struggling to stay in shape? Your favourite drink may be to blame. Drinkaware explains the hidden calories.

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Your Xanax is probably fake

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The Loop’s Guy Jones explains why and what to look out for when you use Xanax.

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Thinking of mixing?

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The Loop’s Guy Jones explains to Vice what happens when you mix cocaine, alcohol, ketamine and MDMA

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Why take horse medicine?

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Ketamine questions answered by The Loop's Guy Jones, as part of Vice's safe sesh series.

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20 balloons in a row?

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How much is too much Nos? The Loop’s Guy Jones explains nitrous oxide, as part of Vice's safe sesh series.

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Can I overdose on weed?

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The Loop’s Guy Jones provides the answers to your cannabis questions, as part of Vice's safe sesh series

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£50 or £80 for cocaine?

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The Loop’s Guy Jones explains if you really get more for your money with coke, as part of Vice's safe sesh series.

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Ecstasy in my drink?

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The Loop’s Guy Jones explains ecstasy, including whether to sprinkle it in your drink, as part of Vice's safe sesh series.

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What to do in an emergency

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Chest pains. Fitting. How to help someone if they react badly to a drug, by the Loop.

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What if I get arrested?

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Possession. Supply. Release explains different drug offences, and what happens if you get caught.

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Withdrawal

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Craving, clucking, catting, rattling… Drugs and Me cover withdrawals from stimulants, depressants, cannabis, benzos and alcohol.

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Alcohol withdrawal

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You want to stop but your body needs a drink. Club Soda’s advice guru Dru Jaeger explains what’s going on.

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Can’t pee on ecstasy?

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MDMA can badly affect the balance of salt in your body, leaving you thirsty but unable to pee. CREW explains what to do.

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Ecstasy (MDMA) User Guide

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Ecstasy pills are getting stronger and can contain powerful stimulants like PMA. CREW explains how to stay cool and not re-dose too soon.

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Cocaine User Guide

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If your coke isn’t getting you high, wait before re-dosing… it may not be coke. CREW explains everything about cocaine.

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Benzos User Guide

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Fake benzos can come in real packaging. CREW explains how to spot a fake - and everything else about benzos.

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Amphetamine User Guide

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Preparing amphetamine for injection changes it from a Class B to a Class A drug. CREW explains it all in their detailed guide.

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Methadone and buprenorphine

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Feeling yawny, sweaty and achy? Global Drug Survey's Professor Winstock says don’t feel pressured to reduce if you aren’t ready.

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GHB golden rules

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If you take GHB to have a good time, don't use it the next day for the come down. Professor Winstock talks to chemsex advocate David Stuart.

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