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#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

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

#TestIt Alert Issued for Chicago, IL

#TestIt Alert Issued for Chicago, IL
An orange Donald Trump 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 5 (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 4, 2018

#TestIt Alert Issued for St. Paul, MN

#TestIt Alert Issued for St. Paul, MN
#TestIt Alert Issued for St. Paul, MN Two pressed tablets sourced from St. Paul, Minnesota were sold as MDMA but did not test as such. The first pill is a white and light blue round, domed lightning bolt tablet (pictured left). The pill tested as caffeine and methamphetamine. The sender notes that the tablet “failed reagent testing.” According to ... Read more
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News Dec 29, 2017

Drinking Alcohol: A Socially Acceptable Way to Consume Drugs

Drinking Alcohol: A Socially Acceptable Way to Consume Drugs
Remember when we debunked the myth that caffeine was indeed a drug? Well, it’s time now to do the same for alcohol. Today, we bring to you #MythBusterMonday in all its might to dismantle the dichotomy between “drugs and alcohol.” As DanceSafe’s Kristin Karas is always so apt to point out, it should be more accurately stated as  “alcohol and other drugs.” ... Read more
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News Nov 20, 2017

Myth: Strychnine is Commonly Found in LSD

Myth: Strychnine is Commonly Found in LSD
For today’s #MythBusterMonday, we decided to take it back, old school style, to address the 1990’s myth that strychnine is commonly found in LSD. Although perhaps bygone, this tall tale deserves to be put to rest for good. Strychnine is a highly toxic, colorless, bitter, crystalline alkaloid used as a pesticide and that is known as a popular poison. It is ... Read more
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News Nov 13, 2017

Shatter is Potent but it is Not Pure

Shatter is Potent but it is Not Pure
Dabs: shatter, wax, budder, live resin, sugar, sauce, moonrocks, full melt. These are all varying terms for different types of cannabis concentrates that are available in today’s legal (and, let’s be honest, illegal) cannabis market–one that is technologically advanced and highly concentrated, with advents of an impressively long list of new ways to ... Read more
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News Nov 6, 2017

A Halloween Ecstasy Haunting: Do Strangers Give Out Drugs as Candy?

A Halloween Ecstasy Haunting: Do Strangers Give Out Drugs as Candy?
In the spirit of Halloween, DanceSafe puts to rest the scary rumor that strangers hand out ecstasy pills designed to look like candy to children trick-or-treating on the spookiest day of the year. According to Snopes: The “ecstasy in Halloween candy” warning appeared to be a variant of age-old rumors about poison (and other dangerous substances) being ... Read more
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News Oct 30, 2017

Nice People Use Drugs

Nice People Use Drugs
Nice people use drugs. Troubled people use drugs, professionals use drugs. Parents, teenagers, and government officials use drugs. Students use drugs, and professors use drugs. If you drink a cup of coffee in the morning, or unwind after work with a glass of wine or a craft beer, you use drugs. If you take Advil for pain, or use Adderall to concentrate, or ... Read more
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News Oct 23, 2017

Harm Reduction Includes Abstinence

Harm Reduction Includes Abstinence
According to the Harm Reduction Coalition, harm reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use.  Harm reduction principles include:   Accepts, for better and or worse, that licit and illicit drug use is part of our world and chooses to work to minimize its harmful effects rather ... Read more
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News Sep 18, 2017