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
Scotland Club Owner Calls for Legalisation After Ecstasy Death

Scotland Club Owner Calls for Legalisation After Ecstasy Death

Last night, police in London issued a warning to clubbers not to use a "bad" batch of ecstasy after at least three people were rushed to hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries after taking the substance. The clubbers are understood to have taken the party drug at a warehouse party in Beckton, east London, before falling ill. Read more
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News Apr 9, 2014
Drug Deaths Shut Down Asia’s Biggest EDM Festival – But Here’s What I Saw

Drug Deaths Shut Down Asia’s Biggest EDM Festival – But Here’s What I Saw

On the final day of Future Music Festival Asia (FMFA), I found myself sitting in a traffic jam with various members of the press, ten blocks from our hotel. Massive traffic pileups might be normal for Kuala Lumpur on a Saturday, but something seemed off. For the last two days, our press brigade had been shuttled back and forth between our hotel and the ... Read more
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News Mar 23, 2014
DanceSafe is Hiring: Seeking National Outreach Director

DanceSafe is Hiring: Seeking National Outreach Director

The Outreach Director is responsible for: overseeing all aspects of volunteer participation, including recruitment, training, supervision, and scheduling; event and outreach planning, coordination, organization and promotion; public relations development through community education, involvement and support; program development, implementation, and ... Read more
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News Mar 21, 2014
L.A. Times Explores MDMA’s Use in Treating PTSD

L.A. Times Explores MDMA’s Use in Treating PTSD

The therapist said she became a believer in the late 1980s after it helped her deal with her own trauma. She has since conducted roughly 1,500 sessions with patients, leading them on four-hour explorations of their feelings. She uses only the purest MDMA — in contrast to street Ecstasy, which is typically contaminated — and none of her patients has ever ... Read more
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News Mar 18, 2014
APHA Calls for Drug Decriminalization

APHA Calls for Drug Decriminalization

The leading public health organization in the country recently unveiled a clear and comprehensive exit strategy for the failed war on drugs. With little fanfare, the American Public Health Association adopted a sweeping resolution last November calling for “a full reorientation” of U.S. drug policy “toward a health approach to drug use.” The resolution ... Read more
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News Mar 11, 2014
DanceSafe Newsletter – Year in Review and New Beginnings!

DanceSafe Newsletter – Year in Review and New Beginnings!

Welcome to the the brand new incarnation of the DanceSafe Newsletter! It’s been many years since we published one, and many of you out there may be receiving this for the first time. Our newsletter comes out monthly and covers current events related to the electronic music community, harm reduction and drug policy reform. There are exciting new ... Read more
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Reddit AMA: Festivals, Harm Reduction and Know Your Rights

Reddit AMA: Festivals, Harm Reduction and Know Your Rights

DanceSafe Executive Director Missi Wooldridge will join Festheads and The Festival Lawyer for an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit this Friday, March 7th at 4PM. Festheads is an online destination for music fans who want to discover, compare and share their music festival experiences. Their website has a comprehensive database of more than 600 of the top ... Read more
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News Feb 28, 2014