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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

Resources

The rest of our resources are coming soon! In the meantime, please 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