A great party with Ecstasy being the guest of honour
Reproduced from BBCNewsbeat
There are more warnings about fake ecstasy tablets after a teenager died in Dunbartonshire, Scotland on Tuesday.
Police now believe the deaths of 17 people in Scotland and Northern Ireland could be linked to a batch of dodgy pills.
Yet based on a consensus opinions from youths aged 18 up, most believe "almost everyone" in their small towns experiments with dangerous Class A drugs.
"You're actually abnormal here if you don't take them," most say.
"You could pick anybody in this street and they'll all have taken them. That's how bad it is."
Alexandria is a small town in a rural area around Loch Lomond, half an hour west of Glasgow, Scotland.
An 18-year-old girl from the town has become the seventh person to die recently in the region after taking a pill, known as Green Rolex.
It gets its name from the crown symbol printed on it, which is identical to the Rolex watch logo.
It is sold as ecstasy but doctors have called it "unstable, unpredictable and extremely dangerous".
F aux Ecstasy - "Green Rolex"
"Hundreds of my friends are taking ecstasy and Green Rolex," admits teenager Melissa. "They're just small pills, you get white ones and green ones and pink ones as well."
The most recent victim is believed to have taken the drug with friends with three of them treated in hospital.
Melissa says she knows them but never takes ecstasy herself.
"People mostly take it when they're having parties in houses," she says. "That's how they get in the state they're in."
Superintendent Grahame Clarke from Police Scotland has asked users not to take Green Rolex and says it's not clear what's in the pill.
"You wouldn't take a drink out of a bottle if you didn't know what was inside it," he says. "So why take the risk with an ecstasy tablet?"
Doctor Richard Stevenson, who works in A&E at Glasgow Infirmary, says: "People have been taking Green Rolex, thinking it's ecstasy.
"It causes quite a lot of hallucinations, can start aggressiveness, but it progresses into quite a serious syndrome where people fall unconscious and they can suddenly die."
Police Scotland announced on Wednesday that they had recovered a large stash of the pills at a property in Aberdeen.
Another haul was found in Ireland, they said.
Jude's Korean adventures
Alcohol in South Korea
All bars and local night establishments are filled to the brim with things you have seen in all other places like Jack Daniels and Jagermeister.
However you may spy a little green bottle with Korean writing on it and you may ask what is that? It's called Soju, my friends or 소주 for the Hangil inclined (Korean Language).
Soju is a spirit primarily made from rice, barley, potatoes or tapioca and has an average alcohol content of 20% ABV however there are some brands of Andong Soju that are upward of 45% ABV.
None the less, they will both get the job done. Soju has a taste very similar to vodka but it is slightly sweeter and easier to consume by itself.
Now we get to the matter of cost and availability; however rest assured the answer will be qiute positive. Soju is available all over South Korea from the local convenience store for 1,000 Won = roughly $1 or in a restaurant for 3,000 Won =$3. So these adult treats certainly won't set you back any considerable amount.
It alco mixes quite well with beer, cider, and energy drinks. Soju has been around since the 13th century and shows no signs of going anywhere anytime soon. So when you get the chance come on down to the Republic of South Korea and have a shot of deliciousness.