Tag Archives: Harm Reduction

Nice People Use Drugs

Nice People Use Drugs
Nice people use drugs. Troubled people use drugs, professionals use drugs. Parents, teenagers, and government officials use drugs. Students use drugs, and professors use drugs. If you drink a cup of coffee in the morning, or unwind after work with a glass of wine or a craft beer, you use drugs. If you take Advil for pain, or use Adderall to concentrate, or ... Read more
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News Oct 23, 2017

Myth: Everyone is Treated Equally Under Current Drug Laws

Myth: Everyone is Treated Equally Under Current Drug Laws
This week, over 1,500 people representing over 80 countries will gather in Atlanta at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference hosted by the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), where attendees will participate in panels, talks, and other events centered around the failed Drug War (including us). In the wake of this global gathering for drug policy reform, ... Read more
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News Oct 9, 2017

Join DanceSafe at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference This Week

Join DanceSafe at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference This Week
On Wednesday, October 11, people from over 80 countries will gather in Atlanta for the Drug Policy Alliance’s biennial International Drug Policy Reform Conference. Attendees of the conference will have the opportunity to spend three days interacting with people committed to finding alternatives to the war on drugs while participating in sessions given by ... Read more
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News Oct 9, 2017

10/03/17 #TestItTuesday Alert: No DMT Detected in Powder Sourced From Vancouver

10/03/17 #TestItTuesday Alert: No DMT Detected in Powder Sourced From Vancouver
A white crystalline powder sold as DMT and distributed in small decorative bags contains no DMT based on this EcstasyData.org entry. There were no reactions on the Marquis, Mecke, or Mandelin reagents, and lab notes state that table salt and sugar were ruled out. The powder was soluble in methanol and there is no silver nitrate reaction. No DMT was ... Read more
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News Oct 3, 2017

Caffeine = Drug

Caffeine = Drug
Let’s get it straight: caffeine is most certainly a drug. In fact, it is the world’s most consumed psychoactive drug–meaning it changes brain function and results in alterations in perception, mood, consciousness or behavior. Caffeine is legal and unregulated in nearly all parts of the world. The definition of ‘drug,’ in the most common sense of the ... Read more
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News Sep 25, 2017

Early Alert for Imagine Music Festival Attendees: Light Blue Dolphin and Orange ‘LV’ Pills Not Testing as MDMA

Early Alert for Imagine Music Festival Attendees: Light Blue Dolphin and Orange ‘LV’ Pills Not Testing as MDMA
We are issuing an early alert for Imagine Music Festival attendees based on an anonymous tip from a member of the Imagine community. It has been brought to our attention that two different pills that were sold as MDMA were unidentifiable when tested by the community member. One pressed tablet is a round, light blue pill with a dolphin on it. The other is a ... Read more
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News Sep 22, 2017

09/19/2017 #TestItTuesday Alert: Domestically Sourced ‘Dolphin’ Tablet Contains N-Ethylpentylone and Caffeine

09/19/2017 #TestItTuesday Alert: Domestically Sourced ‘Dolphin’ Tablet Contains N-Ethylpentylone and Caffeine
A round, salmon colored ‘dolphin’ tablet sourced from Little Rock, Arkansas tested as caffeine and N-Ethylpentylone, a substituted cathinone structurally similar to pentylone. Cathinones are colloquially known as “bath salts.” Little is known about N-Ethylpentylone and its effects, as its physiological and toxicological actions have not been characterized. ... Read more
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News Sep 19, 2017

Harm Reduction Includes Abstinence

Harm Reduction Includes Abstinence
According to the Harm Reduction Coalition, harm reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use.  Harm reduction principles include:   Accepts, for better and or worse, that licit and illicit drug use is part of our world and chooses to work to minimize its harmful effects rather ... Read more
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News Sep 18, 2017

International Overdose Awareness Day is a Day to Remember, Reflect, and Take Action

International Overdose Awareness Day is a Day to Remember, Reflect, and Take Action
Today, DanceSafe observes International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD), a global event held on August 31st each year which aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths. It is also a time to pause and acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died as a result of drug overdose. Those ... Read more
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News Aug 31, 2017

You Cannot Identify a Substance by Sight and Smell Alone

You Cannot Identify a Substance by Sight and Smell Alone
Contrary to what some may have you believe, you can never identify a substance by sight or smell alone! Substances on the black market come in a variety of colors, consistencies, smells, and tastes, and therefore there is no safe or accurate way to determine what something is by merely looking, tasting, or smelling it. Something like MDMA, for example, can ... Read more
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News Aug 28, 2017