Heroin is bad for you, but what’s even worse for you is a doctored strain of deadly heroin that’s not really what it’s supposed to be. Remember legendary tales of the “bad acid” from Woodstock, et al? And how about if the weed you buy happens to be laced with some PCP? Not what you signed up for, but it’s too late by the time you find out.
Today music festivals rage and rave on, and young people imbibe all sorts of substances to enhance the experience. The most popular choice, beyond marijuana and alcohol, is Ecstasy — or a version of Ecstasy called a molly, in the party parlance. (Both are fueled by MDMA or methylenedioxymethamphetamine.) People take it and sometimes die. But a more menacing problem is when people don’t know what they’re taking. Check out the 2014 film What’s in My Baggie? – A Documentary on the Rise of Misrepresented Substance. (You can watch it free.) It shows the work of the Bunk Police, which is who you should find at your next show. The Bunk Police offer a range of DIY kits that can help you test your drugs in 30 seconds to make sure you’re taking what you think you’re taking. It’s important. Do it.