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Planning to Get F*cked Up This New Year's Eve? Here Are Some Ways to Be Safe and Have Fun

Derek Rosenfeld

It’s the end of the year, people are getting excited about the holidays, and millions of people are making plans for partying on New Year’s Eve. And for lots of people, their version of partying includes using drugs. So for our final Drugs & Stuff episode of 2017, who better to talk to about harm reduction and partying than DPA’s Stefanie Jones?

Back in 2014, Stefanie wrote a great piece called Five Tips on How to Party Safely on New Year's Eve. We all want to have fun, and we all want to come home at the end of the night without having any problems, so in this episode we unpack those tips and give listeners some useful information.

As the director of audience development at the Drug Policy Alliance, Stefanie runs DPA’s Music Fan program, which introduces harm reduction principles and drug policy alternatives to partygoers, public health officials and city nightlife regulators across the U.S. She also oversees communication and outreach to specific communities on drug use and drug policy topics, including on novel psychoactive substances (NPS) and DPA’s youth drug education.

So this New Year’s Eve and really any time you’re going to use drugs follow this Safer Partying checklist and check out all the other resources we have to offer on how to party safer.

And for anyone who needs one, be a buddy.

Happy New Year!

Derek Rosenfeld is the manager of social media and media relations for the Drug Policy Alliance.

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