Just a hint at what might be going up your nose.
It is estimated that currently, 60 to 90% of the cocaine in North America and around the world (both powder and crack) is being cut with a potentially dangerous additive called Levamisole. Levamisole is an animal de-wormer. It is cheap and is thought to make the high more intense. It appears to be added at the source.
However, there are side effects from Levamisole which can be dangerous to your health. In fact, it can cause severe illnesses in some users. We are staff from three agencies in Canada who have come together to bring people up to date about Levamisole and its risks â?? from a harm reduction perspective. We have developed a website to keep you informed about the health problems which can occur from using cocaine laced with Levamisole and how to deal with them.
The website also provides you with material you can use to inform others about tainted cocaine, to raise awareness on the street and in nightlife venues, and to create your own awareness campaigns â?¦ including printer-ready copy for an informative pamphlet which can be folded in a unique way, and is guaranteed to draw attention. The folding instructions are on the website.
This is a grassroots campaign, using a variety of media to reach different audiences. We hope that you will step up and help.