DanceSafe Launches NEW “Visionaries” Program

DanceSafe Launches NEW “Visionaries” Program
Have you always wanted to get involved with DanceSafe? Well here is your chance! We are launching a new, three-tier community engagement model which will make getting involved in DanceSafe easier than ever. We’re excited to announce the launch of the Visionaries, DanceSafe’s official promotion and support team. The Visionaries Program is the next ... Read more
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News Sep 11, 2014

Mother Launches Campaign to Amend RAVE Act, Says Federal Law May Have Contributed to Her Daughter’s Death

Mother Launches Campaign to Amend RAVE Act, Says Federal Law May Have Contributed to Her Daughter’s Death
ABINGDON, VA - The mother of a 19-year old UVA honors student has launched a campaign to change a federal law that she contends is outdated and likely contributed to her daughter’s death. Shelley Goldsmith died of heat stroke last summer at an electronic dance music (EDM) event in Washington DC after taking the drug MDMA. Dede Goldsmith, mother of Shelley ... Read more
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News Sep 11, 2014

Cultivora Publishes Top 10 Safety Tips from DanceSafe

Cultivora Publishes Top 10 Safety Tips from DanceSafe
By Cultivora, August 26th, 2014 – http://cultivora.com Established in 1998 in Oakland, California, as a nonprofit organization, DanceSafe has two fundamental operating principles: harm reduction and peer-based, popular education. Combining these two principles has enabled the organization to create successful, peer-based educational programs to ... Read more
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News Aug 27, 2014

What’s behind fest deaths?

What’s behind fest deaths?
What police have found in the drugs they’ve tested so far are MDMA, MDA and methylone. The first is obviously what partiers are hoping for when they purchase “Molly,” but the last two are cause for some concern, since they mimic some of the effects of MDMA but differ in toxicity and dosage response curves. There’s a lot of incentive for dealers to sell ... Read more
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News Aug 21, 2014

ANNOUNCING! Zoo Survival Night Presented by New York DanceSafe

ANNOUNCING! Zoo Survival Night Presented by New York DanceSafe
On August 28th, 2014, DanceSafe’s New York Chapter is providing a FREE evening of harm reduction preparation for attendees of this year’s Electric Zoo Music Festival. Conveniently (held post work hours), the event will take place from 8:00 pm -10:00 pm EST at the Center of Remembering and Sharing 2nd Floor- Located at 123 4th Ave. between E12th Street and ... Read more
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News Aug 20, 2014

Study suggests federal law to combat use of ‘club drugs’ has done more harm than good

Study suggests federal law to combat use of ‘club drugs’ has done more harm than good
A federal law enacted to combat the use of "club drugs" such as Ecstasy — and today's variation known as Molly — has failed to reduce the drugs' popularity and, instead, has further endangered users by hampering the use of measures to protect them. University of Delaware sociology professor Tammy L. Anderson makes that case in a paper she will present at ... Read more
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News Aug 17, 2014

Mind, Body, Beats

Mind, Body, Beats
DanceSafe has launched a campaign on Teespring to raise awareness and money for our cause! Rep DanceSafe and scoop up a T-shirt for $22.00 or a Hoodie for $38.00 via Teespring. You can also help to support DanceSafe by SHARING this campaign with your friends! As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public health organization, DanceSafe’s mission is to promote ... Read more
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News Aug 15, 2014

Mother Advocates for Harm Reduction at EDM Events

Mother Advocates for Harm Reduction at EDM Events
The following is a letter to the Baltimore Sun, written by the mother of Shelley Goldsmith, a 19-year old who died last Summer after taking MDMA at an EDM concert in Washington DC. The letter is in response to an editorial published by the Sun a few days earlier in support of harm reduction as an appropriate public health response to drug use at EDM events. Read more
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News Aug 12, 2014

MDMA-Related Deaths: Stop Calling Them Overdoses

MDMA-Related Deaths: Stop Calling Them Overdoses
On June 21st, 24-year old Montgomery Tsang of San Leandro, California collapsed and died after attending Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. Tsang had a heart condition. Yet despite the coroner citing “cardiac enlargement” as a “significant condition” contributing to his death, the LA Times chose to call the death an “ecstasy overdose.” Did Tsang take ... Read more
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News Jul 10, 2014