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
Avicii Hospitalizations Underscore Heatstroke Risk

Avicii Hospitalizations Underscore Heatstroke Risk

We recently learned that 36 people were hospitalized last night while attending the Avicii show at Boston’s TD Garden. Fortunately, there have been no deaths reported yet, but a large number of medical emergencies stemming from a single event is a stark reminder that dehydration and heatstroke are real risks at EDM events. This is particularly a concern at ... Read more
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News Jun 26, 2014
Join The Untz and DanceSafe!

Join The Untz and DanceSafe!

DanceSafe is a non-profit and thus exists solely on donations. In order to reach as many people as possible, the organization need additional funding, which is why we launched a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo. Each donation level comes with a different perk so you actually get something back when you give. From stickers to test kits to concert tickets, ... Read more
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News May 19, 2014
Thank You, Ms. Carissa Cornwell!

Thank You, Ms. Carissa Cornwell!

DanceSafe would like to thank Ms. Carissa Cornwell for the 15+ years she has given to the organization and for acting as an ambassador to all she came into contact with during her time with us. DanceSafe and Ms. Cornwell are parting ways. She will be missed, and we wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors. Read more
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News May 2, 2014
Welcome Mitchell Gomez!

Welcome Mitchell Gomez!

Mitchell Gomez is a graduate of New College of Florida (whose Alumni included the founders of Erowid, MAPS and the Zendo Project), and has his Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from CU Denver. Although his research interests are extremely diverse, he is particularly interested in program evaluation and policy analysis as it pertains to the non-profit ... Read more
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News Apr 23, 2014
Electronica Life Interviews the DanceSafe Team

Electronica Life Interviews the DanceSafe Team

We are at a tipping point. While we are experiencing a paradigm shift in how these behaviors are viewed and treated, there will be additional tension on the scene. The safest approach I can muster is to acknowledge the inherent need of harm-reduction services and to greet the information they provide with an open mind. Read more
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News Apr 23, 2014
SSDP Encourages You to Support DanceSafe

SSDP Encourages You to Support DanceSafe

DanceSafe continually serves as an inspiration to the AMPLIFY Project and our volunteers to serve as the primary voice when it comes to keeping the electronic music and nightlife communities safe & informed via a public health approach. They have been an unbending partner since teaming up in 2012 and done more to support our work while exposing us to the ... Read more
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News Apr 19, 2014
EDM Coalition Calls for Updated Safety Practices and Harm Reduction Model as Solution to Ultra Music Festival’s Troubles

EDM Coalition Calls for Updated Safety Practices and Harm Reduction Model as Solution to Ultra Music Festival’s Troubles

Electronic Music Alliance (EMA) has recently helped form an EDM specific “safer party life” coalition of several established groups who have been working within the festival and event safety sphere for years to create more intra-dialogue and action for industry safety best practices, to address alcohol and other drug use with health-centered educational ... Read more
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News Apr 10, 2014