Want to help?

Want to help with my research on harm reduction? Any of these things would be enormously helpful!

Research uniform. It's come in handy.

My t-shirt brings all the participants to the yard.

  1. Support me on Patreon!
  2. Research is expensive, and I now have a baby to care for too. Please consider sending some diapers or baby wipes my way using this Amazon wishlist 🙂
  3. I’m no longer looking for people to interview, but I would still love to hear from you if you’re willing to share your thoughts, opinions, stories and/or experiences in writing! Drug user or not, former or current raver, any gender, any age, any background.
  4. Do you have a solid working knowledge of Canadian drug laws? I would love to chat with you! Sorting through them myself has been a big chore.
  5. Give me feedback on my posts. If you think I’m right or wrong about something, or have an insight on a topic to share, leave a comment!

Want to help with harm reduction in the rave/electronic music scene in general?

  1. Educate yourself and your friends on harm reduction. (Good resources: Trip, Rollsafe.org, DanceSafe, /r/MDMA and /r/Drugs.) Let them know that if they’re ever not feeling well at an event, they can come to you and you’ll help them, with no judgement.
  2. Educate yourself and your friends on the real reason for the harms that come from drugs: Prohibition. Here are some tips for how. A badass ex-cop explains why drug prohibition needs to end in the video below.
  3. Share water, earplugs and knowledge.
  4. When there’s no free water available at events, badger the hell out of the event organizers about it. It’s illegal and immoral.
  5. Use a test kit and tell your friends about them.
  6. Join the Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP). See if there’s a chapter at your school. If it doesn’t exist, start one!
  7. Volunteer for the TRIP! Project.

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  6. Hello, in Greensboro, NC doing harm reduction. I run the only drug user union in the US South. We have quite a few people involved with the EDM music scene in our union. If you ever need any info from land of conservative christian lunatics hit me up!


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