Category Archives: Health and Safety

Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment
What is a risk? A risk is the potential of suffering some form of harm or loss. What is risk assessment? Risk assessment is always a risk/benefit assessment. Can recreational drug use have benefits? What determines the weight of a risk? The risk of death. What is risk assessment? Risk assessment is the mental process of measuring the risks involved in ... Read more
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Getting Home Safely

Getting Home Safely
Driving home in the morning after staying awake all night partying can be dangerous. Sleep deprivation and intoxication severely impair your reflexes and ability to perceive your environment quickly, putting other people (and yourself) at risk. Definite Don’ts Don’t drive if you have been been using drugs, in general. (Yes, including alcohol ... Read more
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Hearing Protection

Hearing Protection
You are at risk of hearing loss Hearing damage can take the form of temporary or permanent ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and loss of the ability to hear clearly. Amplified music can cause noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). A 2020 study by the University of Manchester showed that young people with the highest levels of recreational noise exposure (like ... Read more
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Heatstroke

Heatstroke
Dancing for long periods of time can lead to dehydration and heatstroke. Heatstroke is a life-threatening condition. Deaths from heatstroke have occurred at raves, nightclubs and festivals even when the individual had not consumed recreational drugs. However, recreational drugs can increase the risk of heatstroke, both by masking the symptoms (when ... Read more
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Collapsing While Dancing

Collapsing While Dancing
It’s Probably Heatstroke If some collapses on the dance floor, it’s likely that it’s due to heatstroke. High body temperature is further evidence that this is the case. Heatstroke is characterized by having a core temperature of 103-104F or above, which is extremely dangerous. You can read our comprehensive guide to heatstroke here. In ... Read more
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