Enabling safe(r) spaces - Drugs use & abuse
Offering a space to share educational material about drugs consumption and usability to prevent incidents at Kiez Burn and other events while preventing people from undesired experiences.
If you have information, please share it here on this thread or into this drive folder.
If you know where to refer someone who might need help, tell us in the comments
Note: Please, verify the source and avoid stating information (especially) about dosing out of your own personal experience.
Docs & Resources collected from the comments on FB and Talk:
Why this thread?
There comes as consequence of a request ( on facebook and telegram) to participants to not bring it GHB into our events due to its high risk and after 2 unfortunate incidents at the Burn Night (decom party) related to this substance which got the site lead to manage them in one shift. A person was kicked out of the club, refusing the ambulance but remaining nonself-reliant and without autonomy.
As there was a very long thread on Telegram Kiez Burn channel, the topic raised opinions about the need for education so I opened this space for community members to share information.
There isn't currently any proposal to ban anything, at least not from my side or the Board side who have debated about it in the last meeting on 29.11.12 and agreed that education and preparation was the way to go.
Raising awareness about the topic comes first to understand the need for education not from the handful of people highly involved but from the community as a whole. Still, the topic is heated and controversial. I welcome this discussion and community members to talk about it. If the community thinks there should be a ban then a proposal could be carried out by them and or/ event organizers.
Now the community took over and shared concerns, POV, and even made an open question (poll) here on this thread about whether people feel more secure when these substances are banned at events/clubs. Which still doesnt mean there is or will be a ban in place.
Poll Created Thu 2 Dec 2021 11:30PM
Do you feel safer in events that explicitly ban G? Closed Sun 5 Dec 2021 11:00PM
I am curious about people's feelings of safety with events that ban explicitly
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16 of 151 people have voted (10%)
Anonymous Fri 3 Dec 2021 8:18AM
I feel it is not our place to ban any substance. We can’t police it, we can’t enforce it. I appreciate the spirit of trying to protect people from harm but this is going to far. All kind of things can be abused and we don’t ban them. Alkohol being one of them.
Anonymous Fri 3 Dec 2021 1:40PM
Will the ban help eliminate a danger of somebody getting poisoned? Do we have precidents of accidental G intake?
Anonymous Sun 5 Dec 2021 9:37AM
I don't feel safe at the events baning, repressing something, as that goes against our community principles. Education against idiotic and misuse, prohibition will just sweep this under the rug and we will have to deal with that anyway.
Anonymous Sun 5 Dec 2021 9:48AM
I cannot seem to find statistical evidence of it's dangers right now, but with no other club-drug have I heard so many anecdotal death or near-death stories of use. Whilst we cannot as a community physically restrict participants from using such a chemical, cultivating it as taboo within our culture could save lives of those without the resources or awareness to adequately and self-reliantly research the risks of such a chemical.