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Drug checking project now offers free and anonymous drug tests

Drugchecking

Consumers of drugs can now have their purchased substances tested free of charge in Berlin.

After years of discussions and preparations, the so-called drug checking project, which aims to analyze ingredients and detect impurities, has begun. This was announced by the Senate Department for Health on 6th of June.

Free drug testing at three locations

The State Institute for Forensic and Social Medicine (GerMed) is responsible for carrying out the analysis. Drugs such as cocaine, ecstasy and speed can be handed in for testing at three locations: the counseling centers of the initiatives for addiction counseling Fixpunkt (Lahnstraße 84) and Vista (Muskauer Straße 24) as well as the counseling center for gay people (Niebuhrstraße 59/60). In addition to drug testing, these locations also offer counseling sessions and consultation hours.

Author: dpa/deepl.com
Publication date: 6 June 2023
Last updated: 14 June 2023

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