While poly drug use is not recommended, many people still choose to use multiple substances together. Harm reduction advice is information that can be given to reduce the harms caused by poly drug use. The information below can help you to make an informed decision about your substance use.
Much like poly drug use, this section is about discovery. Safely learn about the risks and effects of substance combinations before you embark on your own experiments.
REDUCE HARM - EDUCATE - PREVENT OVERDOSE
If in doubt:
AND GO SLOW
Use a little and wait for the effects
CALL 0330 363 9997
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION/SUPPORT
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As a rule:
If you do, follow harm reduction advice.
Don't accept drugs from strangers.
Only use drugs that you bought yourself.
COCAETHYLENE (COCAINE & ALCOHOL)
When you use alcohol and cocaine a separate toxic substance called cocaethylene is formed in the body as they metabolize in the liver. Cocaethylene increases the risk of an individual experiencing strokes and cardiovascular issues and is believed to have been linked to a number of sudden deaths in users.
We would advise individuals to either use cocaine or alcohol and avoid using both together to eliminate the risks of cocaethylene poisoning.
SUPPORT IS AVAILABLE
If you feel any of the Harm Reduction here speaks to you and you feel you need help, make your next move a positive one.
For Dyfed Residents please contact:
Dyfed Drug & Alcohol Service on 0330 363 9997.
Learn to Turn Back to safety and if you do Poly Use, tread carefully.