Injecting drugs like crystal meth and mephedrone is known as slamming.

If you’re going to slam, do it safely.

Slam as safely as you can

  • Inject properly – if you’re injecting the wrong way it can cause veins to shrink, collapse or shut down completely in the long term. Injecting incorrectly also causes the tissue to break down, causing sores and abscesses, which can get infected and spread. They also don’t look very nice.
  • Don’t share – sharing your equipment can pass on hep C and HIV. You can get different coloured needles so you know who is using which needle. These can be found in slam packs.
  • Don’t reuse – needles go blunt after a few uses. Once they are blunt they can damage your arms and they don’t feel nice to use.

Make sure you are taught how to inject properly, preferably by a medical professional.

Slam packs

Burrell Street provide slam packs which contain everything you need for a night of slamming. Just pop in and ask for one. A health advisor will go through with you everything you need to know to be able to slam safely.


 Visit Burrell Street to get a slam pack