Let’s Be Sensible About MDMA

Let’s Be Sensible About MDMA

Abstinence-only and fear-based "education" is as ineffective at preventing drug use as it is at preventing teen pregnancy, but unfortunately it is the only thing that most students hear. Evidence-based education like Safety First and Just Say Know programs teach young people how to stay safe if they are going to use drugs including alcohol and to identify ... Read more
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News Feb 27, 2015
The Real Tragedy of the Wesleyan ‘Overdose’ Incident

The Real Tragedy of the Wesleyan ‘Overdose’ Incident

We hope for the quick recovery of all the students involved, and believe this incident underscores the failure of current US drug policy. Prohibition and the consequent lack of honest drug education and harm reduction services makes "Molly" or "Ecstasy" use far more dangerous that it needs to be. Whether these students actually overdosed on MDMA, suffered ... Read more
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News Feb 26, 2015
Why are Ecstasy Pills so Strong at the Moment?

Why are Ecstasy Pills so Strong at the Moment?

UK journalist Mike Power has the inside scoop on why ecstasy pills in Europe and the UK are so strong these days. Produced by a mysterious group in the Netherlands known as Partyflock or Q-dance crew, these pills are now starting to show up in the US. But be careful! Containing super high doses of MDMA (up to 278mg, more than double a standard dose), these ... Read more
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News Feb 12, 2015
We Could Have Prevented Those PMMA Deaths in the UK with Drug Checking

We Could Have Prevented Those PMMA Deaths in the UK with Drug Checking

Out of all the harm reduction interventions out there – access to water, drug education, chill spaces, to name a few – drug checking is the scariest for people to contemplate. But it’s also the one that's going to make the most impact when it comes to people making smarter, more informed choices about their drug use. It’s also the one with the biggest ... Read more
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News Jan 12, 2015
New Police “Anti-Molly” Video Gets It Partially Right, Partially Wrong

New Police “Anti-Molly” Video Gets It Partially Right, Partially Wrong

A new video by the Toronto police, Cooking with Molly (embedded below), correctly points out that most of what is sold as "Ecstasy" or "Molly" actually contains other, often more dangerous drugs. This is a step in the right direction in terms of harm reduction and drug education. However, there's still much to criticize about this video, one that Detective ... Read more
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News Jan 10, 2015
‘They destroy lives’: UK Drug Policy Slammed After Four (Fake) Ecstasy Deaths

‘They destroy lives’: UK Drug Policy Slammed After Four (Fake) Ecstasy Deaths

Four men have died after taking ‘superman’ ecstasy tablets, believed to have been made with a high concentration of the dangerous substance PMMA. Critics, however, blame the deaths on the government’s strict drugs policy. In the wake of the recent deaths, Dr David Nutt, sacked as the government’s senior drug adviser in 2009 for opposing stricter laws ... Read more
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News Jan 6, 2015
The Superman Pill Deaths are the Result of Our Illogical Drugs Policy

The Superman Pill Deaths are the Result of Our Illogical Drugs Policy

The past week has seen a number of drug disasters in the UK, one of which is the unexpected deaths of three men, two from Ipswich and one from Telford. They all appear to have taken a drug called PMA (phenoxymethylamphetamine). We presume that they did not know this was what was in the pills bearing the Superman logo that they bought – it seems likely they ... Read more
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News Jan 5, 2015
Happy New Year, From Dancesafe 14/15!

Happy New Year, From Dancesafe 14/15!

Dancesafe would like to take the time to thank everyone who has supported us, everyone who has found some use and value from our services, our volunteers, our literature or anything else over the years a heartfelt THANK YOU! Without your help, Dancesafe would not be able to reach as many people as it does.  With only 2.5 staff (Part timers ahoy!) most of ... Read more
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News Dec 31, 2014
DanceSafe Partners With Big Gigantic’s LIL G’s and AMPLIFY Project To Host Clothing Drive At Decadence 2014

DanceSafe Partners With Big Gigantic’s LIL G’s and AMPLIFY Project To Host Clothing Drive At Decadence 2014

12/19/2014 DanceSafe will be onsite at Decadence this New Year’s Eve (12/30 & 12/31) to provide health and safety resources and peer-to-peer outreach, once again! Some of DanceSafe’s services and initiatives aim to: Provide safe spaces to engage in conversations about health, drug use, and personal safety; Provide free water and ... Read more
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News Dec 19, 2014