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DanceSafe Announces Launch of Pittsburgh Chapter

DanceSafe Announces Launch of Pittsburgh Chapter
Our team of passionate harm reductionists is growing, and we couldn’t be more excited to announce the official launch of the Pittsburgh DanceSafe Chapter! After many hours of recruitment, training, and dedication, we have selected a stellar leadership team occupying the roles of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Read more
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News Jul 16, 2018

#TestIt Alert Issued for Electric Forest

#TestIt Alert Issued for Electric Forest
Bunk Police have had multiple positive tests for fentanyl-laced cocaine at Weekend 2 of Electric Forest, taking place now. It appears that the positive tests have come from “coke in clear baggies of varying sizes,” and that “there is a bulk of the product being sold [at Electric Forest].” Read more
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News Jun 30, 2018

#TestIt Alert issued for Salt Lake City, UT

#TestIt Alert issued for Salt Lake City, UT
A clear capsule containing a white, crystalline substance sold as Molly/MDMA was sourced from West Valley, UT, but submitted from Salt Lake City. This sample tested as N-Ethylpentylone, a substituted cathinone. Little is known about N-Ethylpentylone and its effects, as its physiological and toxicological actions have not been characterized. Read more
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News Jun 27, 2018

#TestIt Alert issued for New York, NY & Ventura, CA

#TestIt Alert issued for New York, NY & Ventura, CA
A capsule containing a tan, crystalline substance sold as MDMA was sourced from Ventura, CA but submitted from New York, NY. This sample tested as Methylone, a synthetic cathinone. According to the EcstasyData.org, the Marquis reagent turned yellow, the Mecke reacted a yellow/orange color, and Mandelin turned orange. Read more
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News Jun 25, 2018

Reminder: It isn’t always about the drugs

Reminder: It isn’t always about the drugs
It is rare to encounter someone who has not been impacted in some way, shape, or form by music. It is an aspect of culture that connects people to one another and the ethereal realm beyond the tangible. Music has the ability to inspire, to invoke change and promote unity and acceptance. It is no mistake that music finds its way into most religions, ... Read more
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News Jun 21, 2018

#TestIt Alert issued for Boynton Beach, FL

#TestIt Alert issued for Boynton Beach, FL
A white colored ‘Watson’ pill sold as Percocet (Oxycodone and acetaminophen) was submitted from Boynton Beach, FL but tested as U-47700 (nicknamed “U4,” “pink,” or “pinky”), a highly potent synthetic opioid that is about 7.5 times the potency of morphine. Read more
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News Jun 18, 2018

2018 Marks the Inauguration of The Prometheus Award for Harm Reduction Activism

2018 Marks the Inauguration of The Prometheus Award for Harm Reduction Activism
By: Mitchell Gomez, Executive Director, DanceSafe 2018 Marks the Inauguration of The Prometheus Award for Harm Reduction Activism. Sponsored by DanceSafe, Erowid, The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, The Psychedelic Education and Continuing Care Program, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and The Zendo Project, this award is given to ... Read more
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#WeLoveConsent Toolbox: Hooking Up with Integrity

#WeLoveConsent Toolbox: Hooking Up with Integrity
We’ve been exploring consent oriented intimacy and sexy time, which is a part of the idea of Hooking Up with Integrity. So, what does that mean? Hooking Up with Integrity is the process of integrating consent, respect, and intentional communication into your sexual experiences. Read more
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News Jun 8, 2018

Second #TestIt Alert This Week Issued for Chicago, IL

Second #TestIt Alert This Week Issued for Chicago, IL
An peach colored “Pink Bartok” tablet with was submitted from Chicago, IL. This sample was sold as Ecstasy/MDMA, but did not test as such. It was found to contain 3 (active) parts Methylsulfonylmethane (an organic sulfur-containing compound that is often take as a joint health supplement), 2 (active) parts caffeine, and 1 (active) part methamphetamine. Read more
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News Jun 7, 2018