Are You a Music Fan?
We love to go out to music festivals and clubs. We listen, we dance, we connect with friends. And whether or not we use alcohol or other drugs, we know they’re a part of our scene.
We Want Real Talk About Drug Use
The truth is, all drug use carries potential risks – and pleasures. And we know zero tolerance policies and arrests don’t stop people from using drugs. We want people to have honest, accurate information to stay safe. So we can all enjoy the music and have fun.
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Get news about drug use in nightlife settings and opportunities to get involved.
Know the Risks
After the death of a young woman at the 2010 Electric Daisy Carnival in Los Angeles, the event promoter, local public health department and DJs like Kaskade, A-Trak, Steve Aoki, Apl.de.Ap of Black Eyed Peas and Tommie Sunshine got together make this PSA with harm reduction guidelines for ecstasy (MDMA or molly). We think it hits the right tone.
Where’s It Working?
New Zealand's Regulated Legal High Market – New Zealand will now allow new psychoactive substances to be sold once they have passed a series of health and safety tests, making it the first legal recreational drug market in the world. Read More >>
Europe’s Nightlife Empowerment Project – NEW-Net brings together groups working in several different countries to share information about health-first services like onsite drug checking. Read More >>
Education + Safer Use = Fewer Deaths
How You Can Help
Join other Music Fans & make your voice heard
Sign up –
be a part of the Music Fan campaign to encourage real talk about drug use
support DPA’s work to make nightlife and festival spaces safer
Educate yourself & others about drugs & safer use
- Get accurate drug info
- Learn about drug checking kits and how to use them
- Read curated “trip reports” about personal experiences
- Find out what’s in pills and powders
- If you're an event producer, get recommendations about how to manage drug use at your events with health and safety in mind
- Help people in the real world Volunteer with DanceSafe Volunteer with AMPLIFY
DPA envisions a future where no festivalgoer or club attendee is searched or arrested for drug possession, where club owners act in the interest of their patrons’ health without fear of prosecution, where individual drug checking kits are widely available and no longer considered drug paraphernalia, and where onsite drug education, harm reduction, mental health and high-level drug checking services are standard at events.