Reducing the risks

Australian drug policy is based on harm minimisation. This is about reducing drug-related harm to both the community and individual drug users. Harm-minimisation strategies range from encouraging "non-use" through to providing the means for drug users to use drugs with fewer risks.

glassGuidelines for safer dancing

It is recommended that those using ecstasy in dance or rave environments sip water regularly rather than drink a lot all at once. If dancing, sip a total of around 500ml an hour; if inactive sip up to 250ml an hour. Wearing light, loose clothing and taking regular rests from dancing (15 minutes after every hour of dancing) will help reduce the risk of overheating. Check that your body has cooled down, your breathing and heart rate are back to normal, and that you are feeling well.