Tag Archives: #mythbustermonday

Myth: You Can’t Test for Fentanyl in Street Drugs

Myth: You Can’t Test for Fentanyl in Street Drugs
Yes, you can and should test your drugs for fentanyl! With the rise of fentanyl-cut drugs on the black market, testing your substances is more important than ever. Fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid knowingly fatal at low quantities, is being used recklessly as an adulterant in heroin, and now more recently in cocaine, across the United States and Canada. ... Read more
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News Dec 18, 2017

LSD is LSD

LSD is LSD
Needlepoint, Lavender, White Fluff. All different labels for one substance, and one substance only: LSD. It is not correct to say that there are different ‘types’ of LSD. LSD is LSD. So why, then, are there different and distinct effects, durations, and experiences between the various street names or labels for LSD, or even between different sources? The ... Read more
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News Dec 11, 2017

Bath Salts Will Not Turn You Into a Cannibal

Bath Salts Will Not Turn You Into a Cannibal
On May 26, 2012, Rudy Eugene, a 31-year-old car wash employee, violently attacked Ronald Poppo, a 65-year-old homeless man he encountered on Miami’s McArthur Causeway. Eugene gnawed off most of his victim’s face in an 18-minute assault that ended after he was shot by a police officer. Based on no evidence, and on one police officer’s ... Read more
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News Dec 4, 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

Myth: Everyone is Treated Equally Under Current Drug Laws

Myth: Everyone is Treated Equally Under Current Drug Laws
This week, over 1,500 people representing over 80 countries will gather in Atlanta at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference hosted by the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), where attendees will participate in panels, talks, and other events centered around the failed Drug War (including us). In the wake of this global gathering for drug policy reform, ... Read more
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News Oct 9, 2017

Caffeine = Drug

Caffeine = Drug
Let’s get it straight: caffeine is most certainly a drug. In fact, it is the world’s most consumed psychoactive drug–meaning it changes brain function and results in alterations in perception, mood, consciousness or behavior. Caffeine is legal and unregulated in nearly all parts of the world. The definition of ‘drug,’ in the most common sense of the ... Read more
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News Sep 25, 2017