Want to help with my research on harm reduction? Any of these things would be enormously helpful!
- I’m no longer looking for people to interview as I’m back in London and it’s pretty difficult to schedule things in Toronto. But I would still love to hear from you if you’re willing to share your thoughts, opinions, stories and/or experiences in writing! Drug user or not, former or current raver, any gender, any age, any background. Please read the Letter of Information here, and email me here, send me a message on Facebook, or use Privnote to send an anonymous message. Get in touch if you’d like to know specific questions/things I’m interested in knowing about.
- Do you have a solid working knowledge of Canadian drug laws? I would love to chat with you! Sorting through them myself has been a big chore.
- The more events I attend, the more people I can talk to and the stronger my research is – but events are expensive and my funding is limited. If you have a way to get me into an event for free or discounted, please let me know. I am more than happy to help out with setup, cleanup or any other way I can be useful.
- Give me feedback on my posts. If you think I’m right or wrong about something, or have an insight on a topic to share, leave a comment!
Want to help with harm reduction in the rave/electronic music scene in general?
- Educate yourself and your friends on harm reduction. (Good resources: Trip, Rollsafe.org, DanceSafe, /r/MDMA and /r/Drugs.) Let them know that if they’re ever not feeling well at an event, they can come to you and you’ll help them, with no judgement.
- Educate yourself and your friends on the real reason for the harms that come from drugs: Prohibition. A badass ex-cop explains it in the video below.
- Share water, earplugs and knowledge.
- When there’s no free water available at events, badger the hell out of the event organizers about it. It’s illegal and immoral.
- Use a test kit and tell your friends about them.
- Join the Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP). See if there’s a chapter at your school. If it doesn’t exist, start one!
- Volunteer for the TRIP! Project.