Opioid Policy Research Collaborative

Xylazine Resources

Below are a variety of resources related to xylazine, a veterinary sedative that has been found in a variety of dope samples across Massachusetts. We first created resources aout xylzaine in March 2021 and have updated our communications in July 2022. Community Drug Supply Alerts communicate about substances found in the drug supply that have concerning negative health impacts and how to reduce them. These documents are public facing. Alerts are meant to inform community members, especially people who use drugs, providers, and community organizations that work with people who use drugs. Street Narcotics Updates communicate about substances found in the drug supply that are new, changing, or unusual and deemed of public health importance. These documents communicate about changes to the drug supply that are relevant to public health and public safety. These documents are designed to inform members of the public safety community. Street Narcotics Alerts communicate about substances found in the drug supply that have concerning negative health impacts and how to reduce them. The Cut is a plain-language summary of community drug checking alerts and other information for the community. The Cut is available in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitain Creole, Vietnamese, Khmer, and Twi.

2022 
Public Health Alert 
Xylazine Update (July 2022) 

Street Narcotics Alert

Xylazine Update (July 2022) 

Recursos en español
Alerta de salud pública
Actualización de Xilazina (julio 2022)

Alerta narcóticos de calle
Actualización de Xilazina (julio 2022)

Portugues
Alertas de saúde pública

Atualização de xilazina (julho 2022)

Alerta de narcóticos de rua
Atualização de xilazina (julho 2022) 

The Cut: Community Drug Checking Supply Alert on Xylazine
Xylazine Alert (English, July 2022) 
Alerta de Narcóticos Callejeros: Xilacina (español, julio 2022) 
Alerta de drogas de rua: Xilazina (Portugues, julho 2022) 
Cảnh Báo Về Ma Túy Đường Phố: Xylazine (Tiếng Việt, tháng bảy năm 2022) 
Mmonten so Nnu Bɔnɛ ho Kɔkɔbɔ: Xylazine (Twi/Akan kasa, kitawonsa 2022) 
ការជូនដំណឹងអំពីការចរាចរឱសថតាមដងផ្លូវ៖ ស៊ីលីហ្សីន (ខ្មែរ,ខែកក្កដា ឆ្នាំ 2022)
Avètisman Dwòg Lari: Xylazine (Kreyòl ayisyen, jiyè 2022) 

2021
Public Health Bulletin

Two Active Cuts: Xylazine and Phenacetin (March 2021) 

Street Narcotics Update
Xylazine and Phenacetin (March 2021) 

Recursos en español
Boletíns de suminstro de drogas de la comunidad
Dos Cortes Activos: Xilacina y Fenacetina (marzo 2021) 

Portugues
Alertas de saúde pública
Dois Tipos: Xilazina em Fenacetina (março 2021)