The Drug Policy Alliance envisions a just society in which the use and regulation of drugs are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights, in which people are no longer punished for what they put into their own bodies but only for crimes committed against others, and in which the fears, prejudices and punitive prohibitions of today are no more.
DanceSafe is a 501(c)(3) public health organization promoting health and safety within the nightlife and electronic music community. Founded in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1998 by Emanuel Sferios. DanceSafe has two fundamental operating principles: harm reduction and peer-based, popular education. Combining these two principles has enabled us to create successful, peer-based educational programs to reduce drug misuse and empower young people to make healthy, informed lifestyle choices. We are known for bringing adulterant screening (a.k.a., “pill testing,” “drug checking”) to the rave and nightlife community in the U.S., and for distributing unbiased educational literature describing the effects and risks associated with the use of various drugs. We also started the only publicly accessible laboratory analysis program for ecstasy in North America, currently hosted and managed by Erowid at EcstasyData.org. We neither condone nor condemn drug use. Rather, we provide a non-judgmental perspective to help support people who use drugs in making informed decisions about their health and safety.
The U.S.’s first harm reduction-based drug education curriculum for high school teachers. It adheres to research-based prevention and drug education principles while equipping teens to make safer choices about drug use.
Safety First is designed to be implemented in 9th and 10th grade classrooms by health teachers, and consists of 15 lessons that can be completed in a 45- to 50-minute class period. Download the PDF below.
A comprehensive, cost-effective approach to high school drug education and student assistance that is all about helping teenagers by bolstering the student community and educational environment. This unique approach combines education, interaction, assistance when needed, and restorative practices. Download the PDF below.
Have you ever taken time to determine what your core values are? Me either, and once i did it painted a beautiful picture of what I care about the most. Download the 7-steps-personal-core-values PDF below and get started discovering more about yourself.
If you are a EDM attendee, merchant, artist, owner, staff or anything else involved in the EDM scene, you should check out The Festival Lawyer and get up to date on your rights as a part of this community.