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Myth: Some People Never Stop ‘Tripping’ After Eating Mushrooms

Myth: Some People Never Stop ‘Tripping’ After Eating Mushrooms
DanceSafe is here to debunk the myth that once you experiment with psilocybin mushrooms, you will never stop ‘tripping.’ Those who claim that some people do not stop tripping after taking mushrooms might be getting confused with the fact that a mushroom experience may alter someone’s personality permanently–but for the better. A John Hopkins ... Read more
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News Sep 11, 2017

International Overdose Awareness Day is a Day to Remember, Reflect, and Take Action

International Overdose Awareness Day is a Day to Remember, Reflect, and Take Action
Today, DanceSafe observes International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD), a global event held on August 31st each year which aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths. It is also a time to pause and acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died as a result of drug overdose. Those ... Read more
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News Aug 31, 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

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

D.A.R.E to Resist Poor Drug Education

D.A.R.E to Resist Poor Drug Education
“D.A.R.E. – To Keep Kids Off Drugs.” If you were a kid growing up in the 80’s or 90’s, you remember this slogan. You might also remember going through the program in your elementary school, where police officers would come speak in your classroom and tell you to “Just Say No” to drugs. After years of evidence demonstrating the program’s ... Read more
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News Jul 17, 2017

July 11th #TestItTuesday Alert: Unknown Homer Simpson Tablet Tests as 2C-B

July 11th #TestItTuesday Alert: Unknown Homer Simpson Tablet Tests as 2C-B
#TestItTuesday Alert! DOH! A light green Homer Simpson pill that could easily be mistaken as a MDMA tablet tested as a 2C-B press. It is unknown what the pill was marketed and sold as, and the source of the tablet is also unknown. The pill was submitted in Bern, Switzerland last month. Always keep your eyes peeled for similar substances to enter the market ... Read more
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News Jul 11, 2017