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DanceWize NSW is NUAA’s latest harm reduction outreach program. DanceWize NSW utilises peer education to reduce drug-and-alcohol-related harm at NSW dance parties and festivals. Our staff and volunteers attend events in order to: host a chill-out space; discuss safer drug use with peers and disseminate health resources.

What do we provide?

• A neutral, safe space if you need to chill out, away from loud music and bright lights and unsafe situations like bullying, harrassment or sexual assault

• A team of extensively trained, sober volunteers who are at the festival 24/7 to give you support

• Substance-specific harm reduction information

• An ear to listen

• Condoms, dental dams, female condoms, lollipops, sunscreen, earplugs, water, referrals and further information about blood borne virus, STIs, police powers and your rights

• Blankets, hot water bottles, dry clothes, tea and toast

• Games if you need some distraction

• Support from security and medical services if you are feeling unsafe or unwell

 

Calendar

 

Upcoming

Past

 

Resources

If you want more information, please also see these excellent resources:

DanceWize (Victoria) - substance-specific resources

DanceSafe (USA) - resources and advice

Your Room - NSW Health alcohol and other drug harm reduction website.

 

Helpful links

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Organisations

Harm Reduction Victoria - Access all the resources of our Victorian counterparts.

Zendo Project - The harm reduction team that takes on Burning Man has released a training manual and videos.

Australian Psychedelic Society - Small community that has been growing slowly. Follow this group to keep an ear out for local events.

>Psychedelic Research in Science and Medicine (PRISM) - Australian not-for-profit research association that develops, initiates, coordinates, and supports formal research into medical applications of psychoactive compounds.

 

Harm reduction databases

Erowid - Largest database of personal experience reports.

TripSit - Harm Reduction through education. Excellent drug combination reference chart.

Bluelight - Harm reduction based forum that is generally well moderated.

Psychonaut Wiki - The open wiki on psychonautics.

Ver Binding - Pictures and videos of 9 reagent tests on 180 substances.

>  The Drug Classroom - Well referenced short videos on a range of substances.

 

Podcasts

Enpsychedelia - Harm reduction and drug law reform activism, a counter voice to current drug narratives.

> SpeakEasy - Conversations in the margins, A comfortable space for uncomfortable topics. Social science researchers talk about health issues affecting those on the fringes of society.

> Psychedelics Today - Exploring and discussing the important research in the field of psychedelics.

> The Third Wave - Resources for safe, structured, and responsible psychedelic use.

Entheo TV - Small collection of videos from past EGA conferences covering topics from psychedelic science to spirituality.

 

Photos by Boaz, taken at Subsonic Music Festival 2017