Mix! - Most overdoses occur when drugs are used in combination.
Different drugs are doing different things to your body. Sometimes
they are doing opposite things. This doesn't balance you out, but
frequently causes your body to shut down. Stick with one drug (including
at a time.
Needles - If you are injecting drugs, be sure to use clean,
sterilized needles. Don't use anyone else's needles or works, even
if you know them well. Don't give your needles or works
to anyone else. This includes cookers, cotton, water and bleach.
- Remember that party drugs are illegal (except for alcohol
if you're over 21). If you get busted using or holding drugs you
can get a criminal record or lose your job. It can cost you a lot
of money. Also, how you act when you're drunk or high can get you
into trouble - and not just with HIV or STDs. This includes becoming
violent, stealing, or driving drunk.
It Through - Make a plan for getting through the weekend.
Know the who, what, where and how of the drugs you're going to use.
What are your limitations? How far do you wanna go? How high is
too high? Who are you hanging out with? Drink plenty of
water, get some sleep, and try to eat food (a latte doesn't
count). Even fast food is better than just eating coffee and sugar.
Get some protein.
Limits - "Out of control" isn't dramatic and
exciting to the people around you. More often, it's annoying or
frightening. Stand up and decide what you want to do - then stick
Tell your party-friends what your limits are, including sexual
limits. Ask them to help you stay in control.
Set a "purchase limit" with your dealer (some will
do this to keep regular customers).
Plan a weekend when you won't use drugs, with non-using friends.
rid of handy cash - put it in the bank, hide your ATM card,
or (more fun) spend it right away.