Want to help?

Want to help with my research on harm reduction? Any of these things would be enormously helpful!

Research uniform. It's come in handy.

My t-shirt brings all the participants to the yard.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Share water, earplugs and knowledge.
  4. When there’s no free water available at events, badger the hell out of the event organizers about it. It’s illegal and immoral.
  5. Use a test kit and tell your friends about them.
  6. 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!
  7. Volunteer for the TRIP! Project.
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  6. Hello, in Greensboro, NC doing harm reduction. I run the only drug user union in the US South. We have quite a few people involved with the EDM music scene in our union. If you ever need any info from land of conservative christian lunatics hit me up!

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