Health and Safety

Ketamine Bladder Damage – What You Need to Know

Using ketamine can be fun, and recent studies have shown it to have antidepressant effects. (1) But using it too often can damage your bladder and result in a serious condition known as Ketamine Bladder Syndrome (a.k.a. Ketamine Cystitis). Your bladder is a round sac behind your pelvic bone that...

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Risk Assessment

Risk assessment is the mental process of measuring the risks involved in engaging in a given activity. People perform risk assessments most often when they are trying to decide whether or not to engage in an activity they perceive to be "risky." Using a drug, for example (any drug),...

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Getting Home Safely

Driving home in the morning after staying awake all night partying can be dangerous. Below are some suggestions of how to reduce your risk of getting into a car accident. Definite Don'ts Don't drive if you have been drinking alcohol. Alcohol lowers your reaction time and inhibits motor functioning. Don't drive if...

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Hearing Protection

You are at risk of hearing loss Hearing damage can take the form of temporary or permanent ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and loss of the ability to hear clearly. Amplified music can cause noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). A study in Great Britain found that 62% of regular club-goers have symptoms...

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Heatstroke

Dancing for long periods of time can lead to dehydration and heatstroke. Heatstroke is a life-threatening condition. Deaths from heatstroke have occurred at raves, nightclubs and festivals even when the individual had not consumed recreational drugs. However, recreational drugs can increase the risk by masking the symptoms of heatstroke...

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In Case of Emergency

If Someone Collapses While Dancing If some collapses on the dance floor chances are it is heatstroke. If they feel hot, that is even more evidence. Call a medic. Get the person to as cool a place as possible. This might mean taking them outside or to some shade. Drench them with water...

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