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#TestIt Alert: Baggie of white powder sold in Milwaukee, WI as cocaine but actually contains fentanyl, amphetamine, and levamisole

#TestIt Alert: Baggie of white powder sold in Milwaukee, WI as cocaine but actually contains fentanyl, amphetamine, and levamisole
By: Rachel Clark, Private Contractor A baggie of white powder was sold in Milwaukee, WI as cocaine but actually contains fentanyl, amphetamine, and levamisole. The report was submitted from Oberlin, Ohio.  The sample turned orange in the presence of the Marquis reagent, dark orange in the presence of the Liebermann reagent, green in the presence of the ... Read more
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#TestIt Alert: Substance in unspecified form sold in Knoxville, TN as heroin but actually contains caffeine, diphenhydramine, an unidentified chemical, acetaminophen, and fentanyl

#TestIt Alert: Substance in unspecified form sold in Knoxville, TN as heroin but actually contains caffeine, diphenhydramine, an unidentified chemical, acetaminophen, and fentanyl
By: Rachel Clark, Private Contractor Two pieces of cotton soaked in the residue from a spoon and cooker that were used to inject a sample sold as heroin were submitted from Knoxville, TN, and were found to contain caffeine, diphenhydryamine (Benadryl), an unidentified chemical, acetaminophen, and fentanyl.  The sample turned brown in the presence of the ... Read more
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#BanFacialRecognition: Facial recognition is anti-harm reduction and inconsistent with consent culture

#BanFacialRecognition: Facial recognition is anti-harm reduction and inconsistent with consent culture
DanceSafe is a public health nonprofit that provides harm reduction services, such as fact-based drug education and drug checking, at live music and other events. However, we believe that our mission extends into cultural harm reduction, including providing consent education and educating our community about highly problematic developments in the live ... Read more
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News Oct 29, 2019

#TestIt Alert: Light pink Mario star tablet sold in New York, NY as MDMA but actually contains exclusively methamphetamine

#TestIt Alert: Light pink Mario star tablet sold in New York, NY as MDMA but actually contains exclusively methamphetamine
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor A light pink Mario star tablet with eyes pressed into both sides was sold in New York, NY as MDMA but actually contains exclusively methamphetamine. The sample was submitted from Raleigh, NC.  The sample turned orange in the presence of the Marquis reagent, yellow with the Mecke reagent, and did not react with the ... Read more
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#TestIt Alert: Capsule of green-brown powder sold in Troy, MI as psilocybin but actually contains exclusively unidentified chemicals and linoleic acid

#TestIt Alert: Capsule of green-brown powder sold in Troy, MI as psilocybin but actually contains exclusively unidentified chemicals and linoleic acid
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor Two capsules of green-brown powder were sold in Troy, MI as psilocybin but actually contain four different unidentified chemicals in varying ratios, as well as linoleic acid. The sample was both sourced and sold in Troy, MI.  The sample did not react with Marquis, Mecke, and Mandelin reagents.  Unidentified chemicals ... Read more
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Take the Coke Challenge – This simple taste test could Save Your Life

Take the Coke Challenge – This simple taste test could Save Your Life
This Saturday, August 31st, is International Overdose Awareness Day. In the US and Canada approximately 80,000 people die of overdoses each year. This is double the rate from just ten years ago and the direct result of fentanyl contaminating the illicit drug supply, causing 40,000 deaths last year alone. Read more
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News Aug 28, 2019

DanceSafe Expands to Oklahoma

DanceSafe Expands to Oklahoma
Our team of passionate harm reductionists is growing, and we couldn’t be more excited to announce the official launch of Oklahoma DanceSafe! After many hours of recruitment, training, and dedication, we have selected a stellar leadership team occupying the roles of President, Vice President, and Secretary. Oklahoma DanceSafe will provide services ... Read more
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News Aug 24, 2019

Former Deputy Director, Madalyn McElwain, is Now Chief Legal & Financial Officer

Former Deputy Director, Madalyn McElwain, is Now Chief Legal & Financial Officer
As part of our continuing efforts to strengthen our organizational structure and increase capacity, DanceSafe Board of Directors are excited to announce that DanceSafe’s former Deputy Director, Madalyn McElwain, is now its Chief Legal & Financial Officer! During this year’s strategy summit, the board reviewed staff roles, and determined that this new title ... Read more
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News Aug 15, 2019

First Five Redesigned Drug Info Cards Now Available!

First Five Redesigned Drug Info Cards Now Available!
We are proud to announce the release of five, newly redesigned drug information cards! Our MDMA, LSD, Mushrooms, Cannabis and Alcohol cards have been updated with more attractive artwork. The new cards are available right now, along with poster versions of all of them except the alcohol card. Read more
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News Aug 6, 2019

DanceSafe Welcomes Sara Gael of the Zendo Project to its Board of Directors

DanceSafe Welcomes Sara Gael of the Zendo Project to its Board of Directors
We are happy to announce the Board of Directors is growing! As you recall, we added board members Monique Chavez and Jessica Breemen earlier in the year, and now we are thrilled to announce the addition of Sara Gael, MA to our leadership team. These individuals not only bring a diverse skill set to the Board, but more importantly they bring a level of ... Read more
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News Jul 19, 2019