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HSE Issues Alert Over High Risk 2C-B Drug

The HSE have issued an alert about the drug 2C-B, which is a party drug taken for stimulant and mood altering effects. Street names include ‘bromo-fly’, dragonfly, Nexus, Eros.

In the past 24-48 hours, there have been reports of several hospitilisations in Cork resulting from use of this drug. The drug is typically available in tablet, powder or liquid form, and side effects include paranoia, hallucinations (both auditory and visual), gastrointestinal effects and kidney problems. The side effects of this drug are worse if ‘snorted’ or inhaled.

The current advice is – if you’re offered this drug, stay away from it. The HSE Addiction service has warned of the high potential for serious harm associated with use of this drug.

If you have concerns around drug-use please contact the confidential HSE Drugs & Alcohol Helpline at freephone 1800 459 459 or email helpline@hse.ie. Information can also be accessed at www.drugs.ie.