Drug supply issues may cause increase in overdoses at festivals?


Drug supply chain issues could increase the risk of drug overdoses at festivals, say campaigners, as Mixmag writes.

The concerns have been raised ahead of Bank Holiday weekend, which sees Lost Village, All Points East, Creamfields and Reading and Leeds Festivals take place.

Drug safety campaigners The Loop have voiced concerns that said complications to accessing drugs mean that people could end up taking stronger or more dangerous substances.

Since the start of lockdown, clubs and festivals ceased for regular drug users, meaning that upon returning to events, tolerance rates will have lowered but users may end up taking their pre-pandemic doseages.

“This is an exciting time for many people,” reads a statement from The Loop on their website. “However, it is important to keep yourself and your friends safe. There may be a temptation to try and ‘make up for lost time’, to ‘catch up’ or celebrate that little bit ‘extra’.”


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