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New LGBT Club Drug Service For Young People Launched

A new club drug service based in Bristol, called Mmagik* is offering information, advice and support for people experiencing problems with – or wanting to know more about – drugs like GBL, Ketamine, Crystal Meth, MDMA, Cocaine and legal highs.

Mmagik* was created in response to changing drug trends in Bristol after it was found that fewer people are taking ‘harder drugs’ such as heroin and crack, while the surge in popularity of club drugs and legal highs has become impossible to ignore. There is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding the risks and effects of club drugs, and new legal highs are constantly emerging. Mmagik* has been established to respond to these developing trends and give people the help and information they need.

Mmagik* is set up to offer a flexible service that can be responsive to the changing needs of the community. There are currently two informal drop-ins at Colston Fort and Blackberry Hill Hospital, and an assertive outreach service will be launched soon in venues in and around Bristol city centre.

The service can currently be found at the following locations :

Club Drug Drop-in – Wednesdays 5-7pm @ Colston Fort, Montague Place BS6 5UB.

Student Drop-in – Tuesdays 2-4pm @ The Blackberry Centre, Blackberry Hill Hospital, Manor Road, Fishponds, BS16 2EW.

The mmagik* service is run by the Bristol SDAS team at Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) and funded by Bristol City Council. More information can be found on the services website at www.mmagik.co.uk