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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

“Molly” is Not Purer Than “Ecstasy” and There is Data to Prove It

“Molly” is Not Purer Than “Ecstasy” and There is Data to Prove It
The terms “molly” and “ecstasy” are oftentimes used to describe different forms of the same drug: MDMA. Molly is a street term used to identify powdered MDMA, while ecstasy is used to identify pressed MDMA that comes in pills of various shapes, sizes, and colors. While this vernacular is used to differentiate the form of the drug, molly and ecstasy are ... Read more
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News Jul 10, 2017

Let’s Celebrate Freedom When Drugs Are Decriminalized (at the Least)

Let’s Celebrate Freedom When Drugs Are Decriminalized (at the Least)
Today, we celebrate America’s 241st birthday. As many would say, we are celebrating freedom. Freedom and liberty and democracy–all the things that make America great (again?). But, while white, educated, middle-to-upper class adults enjoy fireworks, BBQ, and drinking themselves into a dazed but legal stupor, we need to pause and take a moment to ... Read more
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News Jul 4, 2017

It’s science: Methamphetamine and Adderall produce identical effects

It’s science: Methamphetamine and Adderall produce identical effects
On the spectrum of stigma associated with virtually all illicit drug use, methamphetamine is definitely on the high end, along with heroin and crack cocaine. We all remember seeing the billboards and television ads plastered all over with fear-inciting images of pale and sickly people with missing teeth and sores all over their bodies. The advertisements ... Read more
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News Jul 3, 2017

Music is the Drug: The Sober Festival Experience

Music is the Drug: The Sober Festival Experience
First, let me put this out there: this piece isn’t intended to be pro-sobriety or pro-drugs. I am proudly pro-choice in this matter. I believe each of us is entitled to make our own decisions and learn along the way—it’s your life and your journey! That being said, I will always advocate for everyone to be well-informed, so you can make those choices to ... Read more
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News Apr 26, 2017