First-Ever International Drug Checking Day to be Held This Friday

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A coalition drug safety organizations is hosting the on March 31 to raise awareness safer drug use. The initiative is aimed at recreational users, with a particular emphasis on the nightlife community, and aims to promote harm reduction—accepting that people will choose to take drugs, and providing them with tools to minimize the risks.

"By raising awareness and sharing knowledge we hope to improve the accessibility numerous substance oriented harm reduction methods," the initiative's mission statement reads. "Not only for users, but also for the governmental organizations worldwide who have been searching for a solution to the substance use issues that their citizens face on a daily basis."

The program events, which will be , includes a drug-checking hosted by substance testing organization The Bunk Police, Drogart, DanceSafe, and Energy Control, as well as video contributions from YouTubers such as PychedSubstances and AVI LSD, as well as giveaways.