DanceSafe at TomorrowWorld 2014!

DanceSafe at TomorrowWorld 2014!

We’re excited to announce that DanceSafe has once again been invited to be a part of TomorrowWorld in Georgia, one of the largest EDM events in the world! We understand the importance of drug education and harm reduction and the imperative roles they play in keeping our community safe.  Last year we distributed over $10,000 in harm reduction necessities! ... Read more
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News Sep 18, 2014
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- The mother of a 19-year old UVA honors student has launched a campaign to change a federal law that she contends is outdated and likely contributed to her daughter’s death.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
Citing Failed War on Drugs, World Leaders Call for Widespread Decriminalization

Citing Failed War on Drugs, World Leaders Call for Widespread Decriminalization

In the face of a failed War on Drugs, a global commission composed mostly of former world leaders recommended on Tuesday that governments decriminalize and regulate the use of currently illicit drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, and psychedelics. "The international drug regime is broken," reads the report from the Global Commission on Drug Policy, whose ... Read more
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News Sep 10, 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