In this section we will periodically upload documents related to drugs and harm reduction, reports about our activity, alerts detected by our International Drug Testing Service, adulterants in drugs… If you want to suggest us any subject to publish, or if you want to collaborate with us sending your own texts, please e-mail us.
Our International Drug Testing Service (IDTS) will update testing fees from 7/3/2017
Testing fee (70 EUR): This includes all tests required to have a complete result: qualitative analysis and quantitative when possible, performed with GC/MS, LC-MS/MS, UV/Vis, etc, depending on the sample. Results are received through e-mail in a text format.
Testing fee + PDF (120 EUR): This includes all the same tests, plus a complete PDF report including the raw graphs and data from the techniques used.
We can test vetegal samples (including Cannabis, San Pedro, Mimosa sp., Ayahuasca, Mushrooms, Kratom, etc.), but they require to perform an extraction that has an extra cost. Please contact us for further information.We can also test for pesticides, heavy metals and special services on request.
We feel it is very important to explain the causes of this increase in the cost of our services. (más…)
“Drug-checking Services: Improving public health and safety” in the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs
The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) will hold its sixtieth session from the 13th to 17th of March 2017 in Vienna, Austria. In addition to the official agenda, a series of parallel events will be held on specific themes.
Energy Control, along with Acción Técnica Social (Colombia), Reverdeser Colectivo (México), Trimbos Institute (Holanda), Transform Drug Policy (UK) and the Austrian and Spanish Governments, have organized the parallel event “Drug-checking Services: Improving public health and safety” in order to introduce and promote the implementation of these services.
For us and for the rest of the organizations involved in this event, it is a great opportunity to defend the usefulness of the drug checking services at a high level meeting of the United Nations.
We want to highlight some aspects about the use of reports and news of our International Drug Testing Service.
As it is clearly noticed in the instructions for submitting samples in this webpage:
“Our drug testing service is a Harm Reduction strategy specifically designed for final users. The results we offer are only valid if the sample used is exactly the same as the sample tested previously. None of our results can be used as a quality guarantee from any drug vendor or product. Energy Control declines all responsibility in this sense.” (más…)
After several deaths, poisonings and severe intoxications in several Melbourne (Australia) clubs in 15-17 January, we have received a sample of capsules sold as MDMA from Australia, related to these health problems.
This report presents the synthetic substances, tested by Energy Control’s National Drug Checking Service, their adulteration and the users’ profile. This report summarizes results from Spain during 2015, and collects no data from our International Drug Testing Service
Year after year, when the summer comes, with the arrival of good weather, also comes the sound of live music festival rhythm throughout the whole territory.
Festivals lasting several days, may involve some additional risks compared to a night / party session: increased consumption of alcohol and other drugs (dosage and frequency), little rest, inadequate feeding, poor hygiene in some cases, unprotected sex, exposure to an excessive volume of music for more hours / day, …
Moreover, since they take place in summer season, this implies an exposure to high temperatures and, therefore, it can favour the appearance of bad vibes, specially if there has been a drug consumption which may cause an increase in body temperature like ecstasy does.
In short, all aspects to take in consideration to avoid your health going wrong and for you to enjoy the party as you deserve. Therefore, here you will find some interesting recommendations to take into account in order to enjoy more and better if you are going to a festival. (más…)
Energy Control is a Spanish harm reduction project for recreational drug users. Since 1997, we develop harm reduction projects and, since then, we have been recognized and acknowledged by local, national and European institutions. Our Drug Checking Service, originally focused on Spanish drug users, is a pioneer project that provides identification and quantification of drug samples destined for personal use, harm reduction advice for users, allows a continual follow-up of trends in the illegal drug market and provide warnings in case of incidences that involve significant health risks.