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There’s a synthetic drug going around that people think is MDMA – but it’s not. It’s something far more dangerous - N-ethylpentylone.

Never heard of N-ethylpentylone? You’re not alone. And that’s a big problem, because it recently landed 13 people in Christchurch Hospital Emergency Department in one night.

If you are planning to take something you think Is MDMA, there are some things you can do to stay safer. There’s no way to predict when this could happen again – and next time it might be you at A&E.

We’ve created this video to help keep you safer. And you should read the harm reduction advice below.

N-ethylpentylone is highly toxic and active at a much lower amount than MDMA.

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