Seminal London venue fabric has warned clubgoers to take caution and be conscious of a new, unidentified drug that has been circulating in UK clubs after several people were hospitalised on Tuesday last week.
Reports of a “fake ketamine”, reported to bring on adverse reactions such as difficulty breathing, have recently surfaced. fabric posted an Instagram statement on Thursday, saying, “There is a substance being sold as ketamine that has caused people to be taken to hospital, and the police have informed us that this has occurred at other venues in London as well.” Furthermore, fabric reassures that paramedics and a welfare zone are available at the venue in case anyone feels unwell and urges all to “look after yourself and your friends.”
The Loop CEO Katy Porter told Mixmag: “Drug testing can help to recognise substances of concern and support the distribution of targeted harm reduction messages.” She further explains that the testing process and information gathered can lead to tailored harm-reduction conversations.
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