Goa Cream Drug Policy
Goa Cream does not condone the use of drugs.
Drugs enforcement laws are as applicable onsite as anywhere else in the UK. It is illegal to buy, sell or take drugs.
All drugs are potentially dangerous, there are no harmless drugs.
The only way to avoid risks is to not take drugs at all. This goes for new psychoactive substances (formerly known as “legal highs”) as well.
But we want our festival goers to know above all else that you can come to us for help if you or your friends need it without fear of getting in trouble at anytime.
Always be honest with medics and welfare teams about what you have consumed so that they know how best to help you.
We do not recommend you take drugs, but if you do please bear the following in mind.
There are drugs in circulation in the UK that can kill with one single pill Mixing
drugs with other drugs / alcohol / prescription drugs can be very dangerous and
mixing is behind many drugs deaths
Cheap does not mean weak.
Pure does not mean safe.
You don’t know the strength of what you might be taking. You don’t know how
your body will react. You can’t tell what you are taking by looking at it. You can’t
tell how you will react by the reaction others have had.
Remember that tolerance levels can vary. You may not have the same tolerance
level as your friends. You can always up your dose but you can’t reduce it. Wait
at least 2 hours before taking any more. Start low and go slow.
o If your powder or pills don’t take effect as quickly as you would expect, don’t
assume they are poor quality – they may contain another substance that takes
longer to take effect. If you then take more as a result you are at increased risk of overdose when the combined doses do kick in. Start low and go slow.
Treat all drugs as unknown.
Take regular breaks if you are dancing or exercising or in a hot environment and rehydrate with water or soft drinks – take small sips regularly but don’t have more than one pint an hour.
Having an isotonic drink can help if you have been drinking a lot of water.
Use in a safe environment, with people you trust and not alone. Be open with
your friends about what you are taking and look out for each other. Ask for help if
you need it.
You can talk to the Welfare Team onsite in confidence at any time and they will
have drugs advisory staff to help you, they are open 24 hours and their location will be advertised on the site maps or stewards / security will know where to direct you
Remember if you take drugs and become ill, depressed or concerned, make sure you ask the nearest member of staff to direct you to our Welfare Tent. If you or someone you are with has a bad reaction and needs medical help, talk to the nearest member of staff immediately. Let the medics know what has been taken. You could save your friend’s life. People who are overdosing can go downhill very
quickly so don’t delay in seeking help.
We will take firm action in conjunction with the local Police to arrest dealers.
As a condition of entry you are subject to search at anytime. Staff will search for illegal items including drugs
If someone offers you drugs, please report them to the nearest member of security with as much information as you can.