The best way to reduce your risk from mixing chems is to not mix chems at all. However, if you do, here are some things to think about when you mix them - to maximise the pleasure and minimise the harm.
Sometimes when drugs and sex are involved you may use more than one kind of drug (including alcohol) at any one session. It is important to be aware of the contraindications (problems) that mixing drugs can cause.
Cocaine and alcohol are two substances that are often mixed together. However, mixing cocaine and alcohol can be particularly harmful, as once they mix together in the body they produce a toxic chemical called cocaethylene.
Cocaethylene stays in the body much longer than cocaine or alcohol alone and can cause the effects of the drug to last longer. This also increases the damage done to the heart and liver.
Mixing crystal meth comes with a number of risks including:
If you are mixing GHB/GBL with other drugs, there is a significant risk of harm, in particular when mixed with other sedatives, depressants or 'downers':
If you have high or low blood pressure, epilepsy, convulsions, heart or breathing problems, depression or panic attacks - you should avoid using GHB with other drugs.
If you see someone ‘dropping' or 'going under' on GHB, in particular, if other drugs (including alcohol) have been used, you should:
If you are mixing mephedrone with other drugs (including alcohol), you should be aware of the following risks:
If you are mixing ecstasy with other drugs (including alcohol), be aware of the following risks:
If you are mixing ketamine with other drugs (including alcohol), be aware of the following risks: