DanceSafe Promoting Health and Safety

  • DanceSafe Seeks Harm Reduction Intern
    by Kristin Karas on 16 Gennaio 2019 at 20:06

    DanceSafe seeks an intern to assist the Director of Operations with communication, chapter development, and program efforts. The ideal candidate is already a member of the drug policy reform and/or harm reduction communities, carries themselves in accordance with the Principles of Harm Reduction, and has a baseline understanding of common drugs and the nightlife community. […]

  • #TestIt Alert: Green powder sold as MDMA in Knoxville tests as Diclazepam, a benzodiazepine
    by Kristin Karas on 26 Dicembre 2018 at 20:54

    A baggie of green powder was submitted to from Knoxville, TN. The powder was sold as MDMA, but tested as Diclazepam, a benzodiazepine. According to, there was no reaction (meaning no color change) for the Marquis, Mecke, and Mandelin reagents. […]

  • #TestIt Alert: Light cyan blue tablet sold as Norco (Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen) contains fentanyl and heroin
    by Kristin Karas on 20 Dicembre 2018 at 3:17

    A round, light cyan blue tablet with 'A | 215' on one side and no markings on other side was sourced in San Diego, CA as a ‘Norco 10/325’ tablet (Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen), an opioid pain reliever. The sample, however, which was submitted from Bakersfield, CA, contained 2 active-parts fentanyl and one active-part heroin. […]

  • DanceSafe Announces Return to Michigan
    by Kristin Karas on 18 Dicembre 2018 at 20:13

    Michigan, WE ARE BACK! Detroit DanceSafe has regrouped and revamped itself relaunching as Michigan DanceSafe thanks to dedicated recruiters and our newest DanceSafe Officers. With a background in event promotion, harm reduction, drug policy reform, and community organizing, the Michigan DanceSafe team is ready to hit the ground running in 2019. […]

  • Emergency #TestIt Alert: Potential fentanyl-related death reported in Denver, CO from misrepresented MDMA
    by Kristin Karas on 12 Dicembre 2018 at 19:44

    A sample that was purported to be “pure MDMA” has resulted in a fatal medical incident in Denver, CO the night of 12/01/2018. This sample was reportedly purchased in the Colorado Front Range. Two other additional users of the sample were hospitalized but lived. A toxicology report on the person who passed is pending, but a test performed on one of the other hospitalized individuals showed fentanyl in their system. […]

  • #TestIt Alert: ‘Green Apple’ tablet sourced in Miami tests as methamphetamine and caffeine
    by Kristin Karas on 11 Dicembre 2018 at 19:08

    A round blue-green tablet with the Apple logo and a break line on the back was sold as MDMA but tested as methamphetamine and caffeine. The pill was sourced and submitted to from Miami, FL. According to, the Marquis reagent turned orange, the Mecke reacted yellow, and Mandelin only fizzed. […]

  • #TestIt Alert: White powder sourced as MDMA tests as Ketamine
    by Kristin Karas on 6 Dicembre 2018 at 18:04

    A white, crystalline powder in a Eppendorf vial was sold as Molly/MDMA, but tested as Ketamine. Sender notes state that the “seller was only 90% sure it was molly.” The sample was sourced and submitted to from New York, NY. […]

  • Double the Gift, Double the Impact, Double the Celebration
    by Kristin Karas on 4 Dicembre 2018 at 22:55

    We’re celebrating our 20th birthday twice as hard through the end of the year thanks to a generous anonymous donor who will match all donations made until the end of the year dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000! […]

  • #TestIt Alert: Black gel tab submitted from Dallas contains unidentified chemical
    by Kristin Karas on 30 Novembre 2018 at 19:52

    According to, a black, opaque gel tab sourced from Vienna, Austria, but submitted from Dallas, TX contains LSD and 2mg of an unidentified substance. The lab, which uses GC/MS methods to identify purity of a sample, “did not have a matching substance in their internal database and has not been able to confirm the substance's identity.&rdquo […]

  • Support Harm Reduction and Donate Today for DanceSafe’s 20th Birthday!
    by Kristin Karas on 27 Novembre 2018 at 19:28

    DanceSafe turned 20 this year! And in those twenty years, we’ve enhanced countless lives through peer education and direct outreach. We’ve distributed thousands of pieces of unbiased, fact-based drug and sexual health literature, hundred of thousands of free condoms and ear plugs, and prevented countless medical transports by offering onsite drug checking to festival attendees. […]