Spate of overdoses prompts call for more education on recreational drugs

The Drug Foundation is calling for more information about recreational drugs to be made available to drug users after a spate of overdoses in Auckland.

Seven overdoses in just 48 hours caught Auckland's emergency services off guard as the unconscious patients were rushed to hospital, including two people found critically ill at an inner city brothel yesterday.

"If our crews see one or two patients at this time of year it's kind of thought of business as usual. But with so many patients being in the critical state that they are, that's the surprise," said St John operations manager Doug Gallagher.

The incidents have prompted a warning from police about the dangers of taking recreational drugs - particularly the clear liquid known as GHB (Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate).

"These substances are potentially life-threatening; they

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