With several music festivals in New South Wales and hot weather predicted, there is a higher risk of harm from MDMA due to overheating.
To mitigate this risk, people are advised to take breaks from dancing, seek shade, and stay hydrated.
“There are teams of well-trained peer volunteers from programs such as DanceWize NSW who are ready to support you at many major festivals. Other event staff are also trained to help patrons.”
At locations other than festivals, call emergency services on Triple Zero (000) and ask for an ambulance. For more information about staying safe, including the warning signs to seek help, see Stay OK at Music Festivals.
For information about the potential adverse effects of MDMA, please contact the NSW Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26.
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