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The THUMP Harm Reduction Project

How Worried Should We Be About Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine?

Experts discuss whether the dangerous opioid is really as widespread as recent media reports claim.
Michelle Lhooq
7.19.17
Features

My Brother Died After Taking Ecstasy But I’m Still Campaigning to Reopen Fabric

Nathalie Wainwright lost her brother after he took ecstasy in the 90s. She explains why she’s calling for drug education reform.
Nathalie Wainwright
10.11.16
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Fabric to Review Its Safety Procedures Following Two Deaths at the London Club

The venue will enlist an independent organization for the task.
Alexander Iadarola
8.24.16
Features

How Do We Stop Drug Deaths at Canadian Music Festivals?

More organizers and promoters want to offer drug testing kits on site, but fear having their operating licenses revoked.
Sarah Ratchford
6.6.16
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Two People Died at Sunset Music Festival in Florida

UPDATE: an autopsy report released on Monday said that ecstasy abuse was responsible for the two deaths.
Anna Codrea-Rado
6.1.16
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Five People Die at Time Warp in Argentina

Five more are in critical condition after suspected poisoning on the first night of the festival, which has now been cancelled.
Thump Colombia
4.16.16
Features

How Do We Stop Drug Deaths At Festivals?

America's drug policies have been putting ravers at risk for years. But there are signs that the way we think about drug and raves is shifting.
Anna Codrea-Rado
3.17.16
thump news

[Update] The Two Women Who Died at HARD Summer Have Been Identified

LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis​ is also calling for a ban on raves and major music festivals.
David Garber
8.3.15
Festival Season!

This Mom Is Still Fighting America’s Drug Policy Nearly Two Years After Her Daughter's Death

Dede Goldsmith is on a crusade to amend the Rave Act, a federal law that she believes puts lives in danger.
Steve Weinstein
4.28.15
Festival Season!

Singapore Officials Cancel Future Music Festival Asia Over Drug Concerns

Organizers could not escape the shadow of last year's six drug-related deaths in Malaysia.
Michelle Lhooq
3.9.15
Words

Ecstasy Purity Has Tripled in Some UK Cities

A recent survey reveals sharp rise in strength of pills renewing calls for public drugs testing scheme to warn clubbers.
Adam Bychawski
1.15.15
Words

Fingers Point Wildly as Two Deaths Reported at VELD Music Festival

More drug-related deaths lead to more blame without more solutions for the problem.
THUMP Canada Staff
8.7.14