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Most Ecstasy-Related Harm Caused by Preventable Behaviors, Study Finds

This year’s Global Drug Survey found an increase in the number of people seeking medical treatment for ecstasy-related causes.
Anna Codrea-Rado
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Scientists Find More Evidence That MDMA Could Be Used to Treat PTSD

Researchers based in California presented their new findings at an Oakland conference last week.
Alexander Iadarola
The Festival Harm Reduction Project

Stop Calling Ecstasy-Related Deaths Overdoses

Inaccurate terminology and reporting can actually be dangerous.
Anna Codrea-Rado
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Melbourne Police Create "Secret Hit List" to Target 30 Nightclubs for Drugs and Alcohol

The efforts stem from an incident in January in which three people died and more than 20 were hospitalized due to suspected MDMA overdoses.
Britt Julious
The THUMP Guide to Drugs

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Microdosing

In the first installment of our new column on drugs and nightlife, we spoke to an expert about the benefits of taking tiny quantities of acid.
Anna Codrea-Rado
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First-Ever International Drug Checking Day to be Held This Friday

Harm reduction organizations from around the world are taking part in the drug education initiative on March 31.
Anna Codrea-Rado

I Wore a Music-Activated Vibrator to the Club Instead of Doing Drugs

I had more orgasms than you had last weekend.
Lindsey Leonard

Bjarne Melgaard’s Narcotics Anonymous-Inspired Streetwear Is His Ode to Addiction

According to the controversy-courting artist, the collection is a statement against the "self-delusion" of 12-step programs.
Krystal Rodriguez
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Club Kid Michael Alig Claims Police Mistook Healing Crystals for Crystal Meth in Drugs Arrest

Police arrested him at a park near Yankee Stadium at 1:30 in the morning last Tuesday.
Alexander Iadarola

Do I Have to Choose Between Nightlife and Adulthood?

We're fearful of turning our back on clubland, so leaving it behind feels like conceding to old age, and accepting death.
Angus Harrison
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Ketamine Could Be Used to Treat Alcohol Addiction

Researchers in the UK are currently testing the way it can modify alcohol-related memories.
Alexander Iadarola

Inside the BPM Shooting: Drug Cartels and Corruption Threaten Mexico's Festival Scene

As authorities search for the motive behind a shootout that left 5 people dead, locals call for a ban on festivals in the hopes it will stem more gun violence.
Diane Jeantet