THE PROBLEM OF NBOMe
The NBOMe-type hallucinogens first appeared in the illicit drug market in 2010. Since that time, NBOMe-type hallucinogens have been responsible for a number of hospitalisations and deaths in Australia and globally. NBOMe-type hallucinogens have appeared as a powder, liquid, tablet or on blotter, in many cases being sold as "LSD" or "Ecstasy." There have been a number of mass-overdoses of NBOMe-type hallucinogens, which has created challenges for festival organisers and emegency services. This presentation will provide an overview of the emergence of NBOMe-type hallucinogens in Australia, provide a number of case studies of adverse reactions associated with NBOMe, and discuss the implications in terms harm reduction and crowd care services for music festivals.
CAMERON FRANCIS is a Social Worker who specialises in alcohol and other drug treatment. Cameron has worked in a range of capacities in the alcohol and other drug sector, including outreach at music festivals, needle and syringe program work, and as an individual counsellor for people experiencing alcohol and other drug problems.