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Ketamine bladder is not pissing around

A paper in the New Zealand Medical Journal has highlighted concerns about increasing ketamine use leading to more diagnoses of ‘ketamine bladder’. But what actually is ketamine bladder?

Potent opioid found in fake diazepam

Blue fake diazepam pills that actually contain a potent synthetic opioid called N-Desethyletonitazene are being sold in New Zealand.

Fake yellow oxys: What you need to know

Yellow tablets sold on the dark web as oxycodone have been found to contain metonitazene, an extremely potent opioid that can be lethal at very small doses. Here's what you need to know.

What happened in Hawke's Bay

In August, several people ended up in hospital after taking what they thought was MDMA. Here's what we know and how you can stay safer.

What you need to know about alpha-PVP

Alpha-PVP is a stimulant drug and a synthetic cathinone. We've been seeing this in New Zealand, so here's what you need to know.

Nitazenes: what you need to know

We're seeing more potent opioids, like nitazenes, in New Zealand. These have been linked to deaths overseas. Here's what you need to know.

Fentanyl in Wairarapa - Everything you need to know

Over Matariki weekend 2022, fentanyl was detected in a white powder sold as cocaine and meth that has led to the hospitalisation of 12 people.

What's up with GHB these days?

GHB/GBL/1,4-BD (aka G, wazz, fantasy, liquid ecstasy) has been in the news lately. We're taking a closer look at what's going on and ways to stay safer. 

Fake benzos: what you need to know

Benzodiazepines, benzos, trip killers, Xannies: whatever you call them, it’s important to know that these drugs are not all made equally. In fact, a benzo you get from a doctor is unlikely to be the same as one you might buy online, off a mate or from a dealer.

A heads up on harmful synnies

Seen or heard recent reports about a particularly dangerous batch of synthetic cannabinoids? Find out more here.