#TestIt Alert: Continued reports of fatal overdoses from cocaine adulterated with (likely) fentanyl in Chicago, IL

#TestIt Alert: Continued reports of fatal overdoses from cocaine adulterated with (likely) fentanyl in Chicago, IL
By: Rachel Clark, Programs & Communications Coordinator In early August, we released an alert notifying the public of fentanyl’s increasing prevalence as a potentially deadly adulterant in cocaine. As September quickly approaches, we have received new reports of a huge spike in overdoses in Melrose Park, IL – a suburb outside of Chicago – ... Read more
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Meet & Greet: Mohawk

Meet & Greet: Mohawk
Meet & Greets are introductions to the lives and work of our remarkable community members. The individuals featured in these stories are volunteers, activists, and contributors – it is their passion that drives DanceSafe, and their dedication that sustains it.  Meet Mohawk (they/them).  Mohawk’s Story  My name is Mohawk Greene. I became active in ... Read more
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#TestIt Alert: Nationwide reports of fentanyl in cocaine, including consequent deaths

#TestIt Alert: Nationwide reports of fentanyl in cocaine, including consequent deaths
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor In the midst of a global pandemic, America remains entrenched in its opioid crisis, particularly in the context of fentanyl adulteration. However, it is widely assumed that fentanyl is only prevalent as a contaminant in illicitly purchased opioid-like drugs, a sentiment that often disincentivizes buyers from using ... Read more
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#TestIt Alert: Reports of potential fentanyl contamination of various kinds of drugs in Colorado, causing opioid overdoses

#TestIt Alert: Reports of potential fentanyl contamination of various kinds of drugs in Colorado, causing opioid overdoses
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor Anecdotal reports of likely fentanyl-related overdoses, including deaths, are arising from multiple regions in Colorado. The city of Denver has experienced a 282% increase in fentanyl-related overdose deaths, when comparing the first half of 2019 with the first half of 2020.  Reports have included a death from an ... Read more
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Three New Info Cards and Two New Posters Just Released!

Three New Info Cards and Two New Posters Just Released!
  By DanceSafe Staff We are proud to announce the release of three new drug information cards! Our DMT and cocaine cards have been updated and redesigned with more attractive artwork; additionally, we have added a brand new card on 5-MeO-DMT. These new cards are available now, along with poster versions of DMT and 5-MeO-DMT. These updates are part of ... Read more
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News Jul 10, 2020

Let’s Do Better: Power Dynamics, Ownership, Accountability, and Community Response to Sexual Violence

Let’s Do Better: Power Dynamics, Ownership, Accountability, and Community Response to Sexual Violence
Datsik wasn’t the first, and unfortunately isn’t the last, artist in the electronic music and nightlife communities to fail to demonstrate the principles of consent culture. If you’ve tuned in to your social media feeds the past few weeks/months, you know that several artists and DJs have been accused of perpetrating sexual violence, some not for the first ... Read more
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News Jul 9, 2020

Supporter Spotlight: Sunrise Transparence

Supporter Spotlight: Sunrise Transparence
DanceSafe’s incredible supporters hail from many geographic locations, personal backgrounds, and general walks of life. On this Supporter Spotlight, we meet Anj, who performs as the meditation and soundbath artist Sunrise Transparence. The Who: Anj (Sunrise Transparence) is a musician and teacher in Los Angeles, CA whose work centers around the ... Read more
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DanceSafe, the Climate Crisis, and How it All Ties Together in the Social Justice Movement: A Response

DanceSafe, the Climate Crisis, and How it All Ties Together in the Social Justice Movement: A Response
By: Madalyn McElwain, Chief Legal & Financial Officer of DanceSafe We recognize that at first glance, sending communications to our supporters about climate change on Earth Day may not seem aligned with DanceSafe’s mission to promote health and safety in the nightlife communities. By any literal reading of the words, this is absolutely true. However, ... Read more
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News May 4, 2020

#TestIt Alert: Light blue round “Percocet” 30mg sold in Portland/Gresham, OR tests positive for fentanyl

#TestIt Alert: Light blue round “Percocet” 30mg sold in Portland/Gresham, OR tests positive for fentanyl
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor A round, light blue pill with “30” on one side over a score line was sold in Portland/Gresham, OR as Percocet 30mg, and tested positive for fentanyl using a strip test performed by the submitter. A pill from this batch reportedly induced an opioid overdose in a person who took it prior to testing. Percocet is the ... Read more
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