June 27 #TestItTuesday Alert: Cocaine and 2C-B Capsules Sold as MDMA in Las Vegas

June 27 #TestItTuesday Alert: Cocaine and 2C-B Capsules Sold as MDMA in Las Vegas
#TestItTuesday Alert! Active components of a white powder sold in capsules as MDMA in Las Vegas, NV have been identified as 7 parts cocaine and 1 part 2C-B. No MDMA was detected. The test sample was submitted from Sandy, Utah, over 400 miles northeast of Las Vegas. It is important to know that the black market is vast and far-reaching, especially when ... Read more
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News Jun 27, 2017

Drugs are not to blame for damage to your community, thank prohibition

Drugs are not to blame for damage to your community, thank prohibition
If you think drugs are to blame, you may be confusing the problems of the War on Drugs with the problems of drugs. After all, prohibition isn’t drug control, it is the abdication of all control to the black market. It is not heroin of known strength that is causing so many overdoses. It is bags of unknown strength purchased on the black market that ... Read more
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News Jun 26, 2017

June 20 #TestItTuesday Alert: Darth Vader Presses Sold As MDMA Testing As Caffeine and Methamphetamine

June 20 #TestItTuesday Alert: Darth Vader Presses Sold As MDMA Testing As Caffeine and Methamphetamine
It’s #TestItTuesday! Darth Vader-shaped pills (also called “Multicolored Face”) sold in Birmingham, Alabama as ecstasy (MDMA) are testing as caffeine and methamphetamine. Test results were published on June 13, and reactions on Marquis, Mecke, and Mandelin are consistent. The appearance of the tablet is multicolored, purplish grey with white lines. Mixing ... Read more
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News Jun 20, 2017

Drinking water to counter negative responses to drugs can lead to hyponatremia

Drinking water to counter negative responses to drugs can lead to hyponatremia
It is important to stay hydrated at music festivals and events, but consuming too much water can cause hyponatremia, which is a condition that occurs when the sodium levels in the blood are abnormally low. Sodium is an electrolyte, and it helps regulate the amount of water that’s in and around the body’s cells. When too much water is consumed, it can ... Read more
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News Jun 19, 2017

June 13 #TestItTuesday Alert: New Cathinone Derivative Sold as Molly

June 13 #TestItTuesday Alert: New Cathinone Derivative Sold as Molly
#TestItTuesday Alert! A white/off white powder sold online as Molly (MDMA) and submitted on June 3 from Columbus, Ohio tested as N-Ethylpentylone, a new cathinone derivative that has just recently made its way into the market. It is so new, in fact, that there is not yet an Erowid page for the drug. Anecdotal reports suggest adverse psychological effects, ... Read more
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News Jun 13, 2017

Myth: Alcohol, as a Nightcap, Helps You Sleep Better

Myth: Alcohol, as a Nightcap, Helps You Sleep Better
It is commonly thought that a drink or two before bed–a nightcap, if you will–helps one sleep better. While alcohol does help you fall asleep quicker and provides a potentially deeper sleep in the first half of the night, this effect is actually offset by having more disrupted sleep in the second half of slumber. A review of all known ... Read more
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News Jun 12, 2017

Reliving Lightning in a Bottle: Why You Should Volunteer With DanceSafe

Reliving Lightning in a Bottle: Why You Should Volunteer With DanceSafe
It has taken me a couple weeks to process my experience at Lightning in a Bottle, though still not fully. It was my first outreach event, the first time experiencing what DanceSafe does on the ground. The amount of love, inspiration, compassion, and sheer beauty that I have walked away with will forever resonate through me, and will continue to motivate me ... Read more
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News Jun 9, 2017

June 6th #TestItTuesday Alert: Misrepresented Mad Hatter Blotter in Bay Area

June 6th #TestItTuesday Alert: Misrepresented Mad Hatter Blotter in Bay Area
#TestItTuesday ALERT! We have been notified that misrepresented tabs are being sold as LSD in the San Francisco Bay Area. These tabs were tested with an Ehrlich’s reagent and yielded no reaction indicating NO presence of an indole. Be careful of LSD adulterants such as 25I-NBOMe, which carries high risks and which is not detectable on the Ehrlich’s ... Read more
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News Jun 6, 2017

Dosing Your Unexpecting Friends Is Never Okay

Dosing Your Unexpecting Friends Is Never Okay
Under no circumstances, or in any time or place, is it okay to give LSD, or any other drug, to friends who are unexpecting–meaning, to friends who have not mentally prepared for such an experience. Psychedelics have powerful and profound effects on people, and of the utmost importance in experiencing hallucinogenic substances is set and setting. This ... Read more
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News Jun 5, 2017

Memorial Day Weekend Event Recap

Memorial Day Weekend Event Recap
Memorial Day Weekend is DanceSafe’s busiest time of the year for outreach. This year was no different, with chapters attending events large and small across the United States. Below is a list of events where DanceSafe was present, providing onsite harm reduction services to thousands of festival and event attendees: Lightning in a Bottle: DanceSafe Los ... Read more
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News Jun 2, 2017