Harm Reduction

The Festival Harm Reduction Project

Tainted Drugs at Music Festivals a Major Concern for Canadians: VICE Survey

Over 4,600 people responded to our questionnaire about substance use and harm reduction at concerts.
Max Mertens
thump news

New Local Australian Policy to Allow "Stop and Search" for Drugs Without Cause

The policy has been described as a "zero-tolerance" approach to drug users at music festivals.
Britt Julious
The THUMP Guide to Drugs

GHB: An Explainer on the Most Stigmatized Club Drug

THUMP asked an expert everything you ever wanted to know about G.
Anna Codrea-Rado

Your Facebook Activity Reveals a Lot About Your Drug Use

A recent study reveals how social media can detect—and help prevent—substance abuse.
Philipp Kutter
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Health Experts Urge All UK Festivals to Offer Drug Testing

The Royal Society for Public Health aim to reduce drug-related deaths, which have steadily been on the rise.
Krystal Rodriguez
The Festival Harm Reduction Project

How to Party This Festival Season Without Destroying Your Health

Sun burns, heat stroke, dehydration—oh my!
Anna Codrea-Rado
thump news

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
The Festival Harm Reduction Project

"It's a Crisis:" Students Want Better Access to Drug Testing Kits

With the global opioid crisis crisis growing, it's more important than ever for people to know what's in their substances.
Michael Rancic
The Festival Harm Reduction Project

6 Steps for Helping a Friend Through a Bad Psychedelic Trip

Start by not calling it a "bad trip."
David Bienenstock
The Festival Harm Reduction Project

Stop Calling Ecstasy-Related Deaths Overdoses

Inaccurate terminology and reporting can actually be dangerous.
Anna Codrea-Rado
The Festival Harm Reduction Project

Take Our Survey About Drug Use at Canadian Music Festivals

We're looking at what can be done to make summer events safer for everybody—but we need your help.
Max Mertens
thump news

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