Health & Wellbeing Service - Manchester

Bad Mix? Campaign


Good mix or bad mix? It may just be a matter of taste; one persons’ poison is another’s medicine, but how do you know which one you may be taking? Unfortunately there is no method of ‘screening’ people to see if they are susceptible to the negative symptoms of drug use, or the positive ones. Even if we had this information, we would be unable to predict the potential effects of combining different drugs (including alcohol), that is assuming the drug you think is what you paid for, hasn’t been made up of other combinations. Powder cocaine is frequently mixed with the cutting agent ‘levamisole’, which for most people is a harmless local anaesthesia, but for some unfortunate people, it can cause a reduction in white blood cells which are necessary to fight infections. This effectively makes levamisole, potentially more dangerous to those individuals than the cocaine.

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