Tag Archives: Harm Reduction

Fentanyl Testing Strips Have Limitations But Are Better Than Nothing

Fentanyl Testing Strips Have Limitations But Are Better Than Nothing
Last week, DanceSafe began offering fentanyl testing strips for purchase on its website in response to the ever-growing number of deaths related to fentanyl, carfentanil, and other opioid analogues. While the testing strips can identify most fentanyl-related analogues, there are still limitations that every consumer and harm reductionist should be aware ... Read more
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News Jul 28, 2017

July 25th #TestItTuesday Alert: Blue Sun Pill Sold as Ecstasy Tests as Amphetamine

July 25th #TestItTuesday Alert: Blue Sun Pill Sold as Ecstasy Tests as Amphetamine
A blue pill sourced from Zurich, Switzerland is being marketed and sold as ecstasy (MDMA). Test results published on Friday show the tablet contains 21.1 mg of amphetamine, a common stimulant that is found in Adderall and black market drugs such as speed. As Erowid states, amphetamines are “the standard against which all other stimulants are measured.” ... Read more
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News Jul 25, 2017

Today Designated as International Drug Users Remembrance Day by INPUD

Today Designated as International Drug Users Remembrance Day by INPUD
The International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD) is a global peer-based organization that seeks to promote the health and defend the rights of people who use drugs. In a statement released today, INPUD dubs today, July 21, a day to “remember our community members, our loved ones, our friends, and our family members who have died as a result of the ... Read more
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News Jul 21, 2017

D.A.R.E to Resist Poor Drug Education

D.A.R.E to Resist Poor Drug Education
“D.A.R.E. – To Keep Kids Off Drugs.” If you were a kid growing up in the 80’s or 90’s, you remember this slogan. You might also remember going through the program in your elementary school, where police officers would come speak in your classroom and tell you to “Just Say No” to drugs. After years of evidence demonstrating the program’s ... Read more
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News Jul 17, 2017

Let’s get it straight: there is only one ‘type’ of MDMA

Let’s get it straight: there is only one ‘type’ of MDMA
The media jumps the gun, and gets it wrong, once again. ‘A new type of MDMA’ turns out to be a synthetic cannabinoid. Often after adverse medical incidents, the media will push the narrative that a new ‘type’ of MDMA caused a specific incident. But lets be very, very clear. There are no ‘types’ of MDMA. A substance is ... Read more
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News Jun 29, 2017

Music is the Drug: The Sober Festival Experience

Music is the Drug: The Sober Festival Experience
First, let me put this out there: this piece isn’t intended to be pro-sobriety or pro-drugs. I am proudly pro-choice in this matter. I believe each of us is entitled to make our own decisions and learn along the way—it’s your life and your journey! That being said, I will always advocate for everyone to be well-informed, so you can make those choices to ... Read more
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News Apr 26, 2017

April 18th #TestItTuesday Alert: Celebrate Safer This Bicycle Day

April 18th #TestItTuesday Alert: Celebrate Safer This Bicycle Day
It’s #TestItTuesday! Today, we are discussing LSD and drug checking in honor of Bicycle Day tomorrow and also offering (for this week only) 10% off anything in our store, including test kits, using the coupon code thanksdoc! On April 19, 1943, Dr. Albert Hofmann became the first person to intentionally ingest LSD. After consuming 250 micrograms (what ... Read more
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News Apr 18, 2017

DanceSafe Launches Online Training Program

DanceSafe Launches Online Training Program
Recently, we launched our DanceSafe Training Program which allows us to train new volunteers at a distance – in the US or abroad – via online courses. We are excited to report that the big news just got BIGGER! As of today, the DanceSafe Training Program is being open to the public! That’s right. If you are interested in becoming a DanceSafe ... Read more
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News Jan 26, 2017

EDM Coalition Calls for Updated Safety Practices and Harm Reduction Model as Solution to Ultra Music Festival’s Troubles

EDM Coalition Calls for Updated Safety Practices and Harm Reduction Model as Solution to Ultra Music Festival’s Troubles
Electronic Music Alliance (EMA) has recently helped form an EDM specific “safer party life” coalition of several established groups who have been working within the festival and event safety sphere for years to create more intra-dialogue and action for industry safety best practices, to address alcohol and other drug use with health-centered educational ... Read more
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News Apr 10, 2014