FDS Media Releases
4 January 2019
Another festival death in recent days, 5 in the last 3 months, is proving yet again that the ‘just say no’ message of the past 40 years is not working. Human beings are curious and do risky things, but surely an informed choice is better. Let’s put things in place to reduce harm and save lives.
The objective of Pill Testing is to reduce harm and save lives, not encourage young people to take drugs. Of course we would rather they didn’t take them to begin with but the reality is that they will, and having their pills checked for dangerous ingredients that may be present will reduce the harm. Being able to talk directly to the person about to use a drug, before the drug is taken, is valuable.