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Drug-checking services at festivals improve attendee safety, study shows

A new study has found that drug-checking services at festivals improved the safety of attendees.


The research by harm reduction and drug-testing charity The Loop...

Free overdose prevention kits to be provided in New York City clubs and bars under new legislation

New York City has passed legislation that aims to prevent opioid overdose deaths in the city's bars and clubs.


Titled Intro 56, the bill will...

Warning issued over high-strength, dangerous pills and fake MDMA in circulation after Secret Garden Party

UK harm reduction group The Loop is warning festivalgoers over pills in circulation in the UK after being detected at Secret Garden Party this past...

Berghain outlines harm reduction and welfare protocols amid spiking reports

Berghain has shared resources for harm-reduction practices and guidelines for clubgoers in response to reports of drug and needle spiking at the venue and others...

The Loop details new MDMA pills in UK circulation as part of harm reduction initiative

UK harm reduction and drug-testing charity The Loop has shared its findings from Manchester's Parklife festival, which took place this past weekend. 


In a Twitter...

COVID-19 and Brexit lead to rise in fake MDMA circulation, study finds

A rise in fake MDMA in the UK is being caused by supply chain issues fuelled by Brexit, the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing police crackdowns...

UK’s first regular drug checking service set to launch this month in Bristol

The UK's first regular drug checking service is launching in Bristol this month, delivered by non-profit harm reduction specialists The Loop in a new partnership...

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A new report from London Assembly's Health Committee has recommended the widespread use of drug checking services in clubs.


Published on 17th March, 'Reducing Drug...

Service providers and users are protected from prosecution, but the sale, purchase, and possession of illegal substances remains a criminal offence 

New Zealand has become the first country in the world to fully legalise recreational drug checking, marking a major victory for those advocating substance tests...

Shocked by the spate of accidental opioid overdoses in the US clubbing community, DJ and producer Lauren Flax decided to take action. With the help of healthcare professionals and...

Around 150 people every day, or six people every hour, died from a synthetic opioid overdose in the United States last year. The total...

Three more festival-goers remain in critical condition...

Two people have died after attending Sydney, Australia festival, Defqon.1.

23-year-old Joseph Pham and a 21-year-old woman were pronounced dead at Nepean hospital after having...