UK’s first regular drug checking service set to launch this month in Bristol

Personalised health advice will be available, with the doors set to open for the first time on 28th May 2022
DJ Mag (UK)
Thursday, May 12, 2022

drug checkingThe UK's first regular drug checking service is launching in Bristol this month, delivered by non-profit harm reduction specialists The Loop in a new partnership with the local authority. Funded by Bristol City Council, and delivered by the award-winning drug checking and evidence-based information organisation, the new scheme uses a multi-agency partnership model involving the Bristol Drugs Project (BDP) and People's Republic of Stokes Croft (PRSC). The overall goal is to reduce high-risk use of substances and build a fuller picture of the local illicit drug market. Members of the public can confidentially test illegal substances free of charge, engaging in a process that has been proven to significantly reduce risk and harm.