Drinking Alcohol: A Socially Acceptable Way to Consume Drugs

Drinking Alcohol: A Socially Acceptable Way to Consume Drugs
Remember when we debunked the myth that caffeine was indeed a drug? Well, it’s time now to do the same for alcohol. Today, we bring to you #MythBusterMonday in all its might to dismantle the dichotomy between “drugs and alcohol.” As DanceSafe’s Kristin Karas is always so apt to point out, it should be more accurately stated as  “alcohol and other drugs.” ... Read more
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News Nov 20, 2017

#TestIt Alert Issued for Boulder, CO

#TestIt Alert Issued for Boulder, CO
A participant from Boulder, Colorado has notified DanceSafe that a white powder with “some chunks” was sold as ketamine, but triggered a response for MDA (“Sass”), amphetamine, and potentially ketamine. Regarding the test results for the sample (pictured left), the participant stated: “As you can see, with the Simon, we saw a dark area, which indicated ... Read more
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News Nov 14, 2017

Myth: Strychnine is Commonly Found in LSD

Myth: Strychnine is Commonly Found in LSD
For today’s #MythBusterMonday, we decided to take it back, old school style, to address the 1990’s myth that strychnine is commonly found in LSD. Although perhaps bygone, this tall tale deserves to be put to rest for good. Strychnine is a highly toxic, colorless, bitter, crystalline alkaloid used as a pesticide and that is known as a popular poison. It is ... Read more
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News Nov 13, 2017

DanceSafe Seeks Communications and Social Media Intern

DanceSafe Seeks Communications and Social Media Intern
Communications and Social Media Intern Start Date: January 2018 End Date: May 2018 (Flexible) Location: Remote (Denver, CO preferred) DanceSafe is a 501(c)(3) public health nonprofit that promotes health and safety within the electronic music and nightlife communities. By combining the principles of harm reduction and peer-based, popular education, ... Read more
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News Nov 12, 2017

Shatter is Potent but it is Not Pure

Shatter is Potent but it is Not Pure
Dabs: shatter, wax, budder, live resin, sugar, sauce, moonrocks, full melt. These are all varying terms for different types of cannabis concentrates that are available in today’s legal (and, let’s be honest, illegal) cannabis market–one that is technologically advanced and highly concentrated, with advents of an impressively long list of new ways to ... Read more
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News Nov 6, 2017

#TestIt Alerts Issued for Austin, TX and Concord, CA

#TestIt Alerts Issued for Austin, TX and Concord, CA
A round light pink dolphin tablet submitted from Austin, Texas and sold as Molly tested as caffeine and methamphetamine according to this Ecstasydata.org entry (pictured left). Reagent drug checking results were as follows: Marquis – light orange, Mecke – very slight change to yellow, and Mandelin – very slight change to green. From ... Read more
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News Oct 31, 2017

A Halloween Ecstasy Haunting: Do Strangers Give Out Drugs as Candy?

A Halloween Ecstasy Haunting: Do Strangers Give Out Drugs as Candy?
In the spirit of Halloween, DanceSafe puts to rest the scary rumor that strangers hand out ecstasy pills designed to look like candy to children trick-or-treating on the spookiest day of the year. According to Snopes: The “ecstasy in Halloween candy” warning appeared to be a variant of age-old rumors about poison (and other dangerous substances) being ... Read more
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News Oct 30, 2017

Catch Florida DanceSafe at Hulaween 2017

Catch Florida DanceSafe at Hulaween 2017
Happy Hulaween to all those visiting Suwannee Hulaween this weekend! Florida DanceSafe will be onsite providing an array of harm reduction services including free water, condoms, earplugs, drug information and more! You can find the DanceSafe booth across from the amphitheater stage. Stop by the booth to support DanceSafe’s services by placing a bid on ... Read more
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News Oct 28, 2017

#TestIt Alerts Issued for Lafayette, LA and Santa Cruz, CA

#TestIt Alerts Issued for Lafayette, LA and Santa Cruz, CA
A speckled brown round tablet with a Louis Vuitton-style marking sold as MDMA contains caffeine and methamphetamine according to this Ecstasydata.org entry. Reagent drug checking results were as follows: Marquis – light orange (brownish), Mecke – very slight change to yellow-brown, and Mandelin – no reaction. The press pill was sourced in ... Read more
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News Oct 25, 2017

#TestIt, Send It, and Save Lives

#TestIt, Send It, and Save Lives
Ah, #TestItTuesday has been good to us, to you, and to our community. However, all good things come to an end and we are especially excited to announce we will be transitioning from our classic #TestItTuesday posts to #TestIt Alerts! While #TestItTuesday played an important role in increasing awareness regarding drug checking within our community, we at ... Read more
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News Oct 24, 2017