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
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