August 1st #TestItTuesday Alert: Domino Tablet Sold As MDMA Tests as Caffeine, Methamphetamine, and MDA

August 1st #TestItTuesday Alert: Domino Tablet Sold As MDMA Tests as Caffeine, Methamphetamine, and MDA
A domino-shaped white tablet sourced from Miami and sold as MDMA tested as caffeine, methamphetamine, and MDA. The tablet is scored on one side with a 3:5 domino piece and contains pink-red specks. Reactions on Marquis were light orange, while there was very slight change on Mecke and Mandelin to yellow and green, respectively. This is a stark contrast ... Read more
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News Aug 1, 2017

It’s Not the Chemicals, It’s the Cages

It’s Not the Chemicals, It’s the Cages
Drugs cause addiction*. It is a rhetoric deeply ingrained into the American psyche based on a series of rat experimentations that placed one rat alone in a cage with two water bottles–one containing cocaine or heroin, the other just water. The rat chose the cocaine- or heroin-laced water every time until it died. The results from this study prompted ... Read more
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News Jul 31, 2017

Fentanyl Testing Strips Have Limitations But Are Better Than Nothing

Fentanyl Testing Strips Have Limitations But Are Better Than Nothing
Last week, DanceSafe began offering fentanyl testing strips for purchase on its website in response to the ever-growing number of deaths related to fentanyl, carfentanil, and other opioid analogues. While the testing strips can identify most fentanyl-related analogues, there are still limitations that every consumer and harm reductionist should be aware ... Read more
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News Jul 28, 2017

Test It Alert: Powder Sold as MDA Tests as Potent Synthetic Cannabinoid

Test It Alert: Powder Sold as MDA Tests as Potent Synthetic Cannabinoid
Just today from Utah a sample that was represented as MDA (Sass) was instead found to be AMB-FUBINACA, a potent synthetic cannabinoid. Related compounds sold in the black market as ‘molly’ and as smokable ‘legal highs’ have hospitalized and killed users both in the United States and overseas. Last June, a mass casualty event in Brooklyn where 18 were ... Read more
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News Jul 26, 2017

July 25th #TestItTuesday Alert: Blue Sun Pill Sold as Ecstasy Tests as Amphetamine

July 25th #TestItTuesday Alert: Blue Sun Pill Sold as Ecstasy Tests as Amphetamine
A blue pill sourced from Zurich, Switzerland is being marketed and sold as ecstasy (MDMA). Test results published on Friday show the tablet contains 21.1 mg of amphetamine, a common stimulant that is found in Adderall and black market drugs such as speed. As Erowid states, amphetamines are “the standard against which all other stimulants are measured.” ... Read more
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News Jul 25, 2017

No, Nitrous Does Not Deprive Your Brain of Oxygen

No, Nitrous Does Not Deprive Your Brain of Oxygen
Nitrous oxide (often referred to as laughing gas, whippets, cartridges, hippy crack, N2O, or nangs) is a gas inhalant used medically and recreationally as an anesthetic agent. It is often believed that the effects of nitrous, which include euphoria, sound distortion, and minor to strong hallucinations, is caused by oxygen deprivation to the brain. This is ... Read more
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News Jul 24, 2017

DanceSafe Relaunches Visionaries Program

DanceSafe Relaunches Visionaries Program
As of today, DanceSafe has relaunched its Visionaries Program with new incentives and more flexible ways to participate. DanceSafe Visionaries are the official support and promotion team of DanceSafe. Participants are harm reduction enthusiasts who use their voices within their online networks to break down the stigma faced by people in the electronic ... Read more
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News Jul 24, 2017

Today Designated as International Drug Users Remembrance Day by INPUD

Today Designated as International Drug Users Remembrance Day by INPUD
The International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD) is a global peer-based organization that seeks to promote the health and defend the rights of people who use drugs. In a statement released today, INPUD dubs today, July 21, a day to “remember our community members, our loved ones, our friends, and our family members who have died as a result of the ... Read more
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News Jul 21, 2017

DanceSafe Now Offering Fentanyl Testing Strips

DanceSafe Now Offering Fentanyl Testing Strips
July 18, 2017 – Fentanyl is a short-acting synthetic opiate that is now being used as an adulterant in substances such as heroin, cocaine, and MDMA. Due to its high potency, it has caused numerous deaths on unsuspecting victims. In response to the rising death toll caused by fentanyl-laced drugs, DanceSafe and the University of California San ... Read more
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News Jul 18, 2017

July 18th #TestItTuesday Alert: Yaba being marketed as ecstasy in US and Canada

July 18th #TestItTuesday Alert: Yaba being marketed as ecstasy in US and Canada
#TestItTuesday Alert! DanceSafe has reports that Yaba has made its way back to the U.S. and Canada after a long hiatus in these domestic markets. Yaba is a brand of small red methamphetamine pill, which is sometimes (but not always) marked with the code WY. Produced in huge quantities in Asia and sold there as methamphetamine, the small tablets are being ... Read more
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News Jul 18, 2017