News

Oct 30, 2013

Dancesafe Releases Mobile App for Android

More articles by »
Written by: Keith Wozniak

A lot has happened in the dance music community in 2013 and one of the positives is that a lot of people have become more familiar with the Dancesafe organization. Dancesafe was founded in 1998 by Emanuel Sferios and quickly established itself throughout the United States as a leader in harm reduction. Harm reduction groups such as Dancesafe hand out non-biased information describing the effects of drugs and the risks associated with them. The Dancesafe.org web site has been online since the organization was founded and now they’ve taken a step forward releasing a mobile app for Android devices (an iOS version is in the works).

Anyone who has an Android phone should install this. If one of your friends has an Android phone you should tell them to install this (or install it for them). There’s information in this app that can educate you, a friend, a stranger and it can also save lives. Appreciate the app for the information it provides, don’t expect to be blown away by the design though.

The app is split into various sections, the obvious Home, Drugs, Care and Surveys.

The Drugs section has information on heroin, DMT, LSD, mushroms, 2C-B, alcohol, GHB, PCP, DXM, ketamine, poppers, nitrous oxide, marijuana, tobacco, ecstasy, speed, MDPV and cocaine. This may seem like basic information to you but don’t assume it is to everyone else. Whenever you’re out somewhere if someone asks a question take the time to open the app and let them read what’s here.

The Care section has information on overdoses, heatstroke, hearing loss, getting home safely and just some general tips. This section is great to read through on your own to be aware of these situations. Hopefully you’ll never need them but it could come in handy at some point in life whether it’s for a friend or you’re at an event and you recognize the signs of an overdose.

Surveys only has a survey to rate the app for now but Dancesafe will likely make use of this more in the future. Don’t hesitate to jump to the download link under the screenshots and install this.

One downside to the app is that it requires a data connection. You won’t be able to use the app in the middle of a large festival with no cell reception so a recommendation is to familiarize yourself with the information in the app and not rely on it in an emergency.

Here’s some screenshots:

Dancesafe App - Main Screens

Dancesafe App - Drugs Overdoses Info Screens

To download click/tap the Google Play button here:

Android App on Google Play



About the Author

Keith Wozniak
Founder of this web site, I have also has been involved with raves since 1999 as a raver, flyer guy, owned a promotion company throwing small and large events and also ran one of the first Dancesafe chapters. I've done it all and have never thought the scene was dead. Also writes for SchulzArmy.com




 
 

 

Dancesafe to Have a Presence at TomorrowWorld

TomorrowWorld is this coming weekend in Chattahoochee, Georgia and given the recent high profile deaths and overdoses it’s great to know that Dancesafe is being accepted at a large festival to assist. They will not be te...
by Keith Wozniak

 
 

EDC Vegas ProTip #21 No Open Containers if You’re Driving

Open container laws? Ha.. not in Las Vegas! That is any unless you’re driving. It should go without saying but if you’re driving don’t drink and don’t let your passengers drink either. Alcohol is accepte...
by Keith Wozniak

 
 

EDC Vegas ProTip #26 Alcohol and the Heat are Your Enemy

This protip will be pretty simple – alcohol and the heat will be your enemy. It should be a no brainer that alcohol and the heat can dehydrate you very quickly but if you’re from anywhere but Las Vegas or another ci...
by Keith Wozniak

 

 

A-Trak: License to Pill

A-Trak wrote a blog post for The Huffington Post that talks about drugs and music (two things that have gone together since the beginning of time) and the fact that there needs to be more open dialogue about it. The whole post ...
by Keith Wozniak

 
 

EDC Vegas ProTip #74 Educate Yourself and Know that Less is More

This tip comes from the days that I used to be involved with Dancesafe and harm reduction in the rave scene. It’s pretty simple, educated party goers are safer party goers. The world isn’t stupid when it comes to wh...
by Keith Wozniak