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#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...

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#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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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#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...

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#TestIt Alert: DMT and ketamine sold in Chicago, IL test positive for fentanyl or its analogs

By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor We have recently received a concerning report about a sample of ketamine and a sample of DMT in the Northwest Chicago suburbs testing positive for fentanyl. Although fentanyl showing up in either of these substances is rare, it has been known to happen. Broadly, there are...

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