Research Reveals Most Dangerous Songs To Drive To (And The Least)

Listening to loud rock music could increase you chances driving aggressively, according to new research. In addition, scientists at the South China University Technology believe the faster the tempo, the more erratic your driving could be. For the study detailed here, motorists were analyzed while driving to rock, light music, …

STUDY: Festival Drug Testing Services Still Don’t Stop People from Using Bad Drugs Even When Tested

The implementation drug testing services at music festivals is something we’ve been witnessing more and more. In the new study outlined here, the drug checking service at Boom Festival 2016 is explored, along with the impact on users’ behavioral intentions. For the study, 753 drug samples were collected for testing. …

Study finds 1/5 of people who post online when they're high regret it later

A new study published in the journal Substance Abuse revealed what most of us already knew: posting on social media, texting and calling while on drugs is a bad idea. Conducted by the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at NYU College, the researchers surveyed 872 adults entering …

Nearly 1/3 of Millennials Who Attended A Music Festival In The Past Year Went Into Debt To Afford It

You probably know a friend who goes to a bunch festivals a year, and you wonder to yourself, “How do they afford it?!” Well, according to a new study from CompareCards by Lending Tree, nearly a third them can’t. 1,019 Americans were surveyed in July 2019 about their time at festivals. …

STUDY: Music Festivals Can Help Promote More Sustainable Lifestyles

Festival season is upon us — and as a new study suggests, these events may encourage attendees to try out more sustainable lifestyles. In this case, it’s a nicer way saying that people tend to skip out on showering for the weekend. But, here’s why it matters… Researchers from The University …

NEW STUDY: People More Likely To Try Drugs for the First Time In The Summer

Summer in the US means festivals, beach, and break from school. It also means, apparently, a rise in first time drug users, according to a published Tuesday in the Journal General Internal Medicine. According to the study, over a third LSD use and around 30% ecstasy and marijuana use starts in …

Clinical study using MDMA to treat alcoholism yields promising results

Back in April of this year, Imperial College London began clinical trials for the treatment of alcoholism through the use of MDMA-assisted therapy. The small study conducted on four willing participants who suffered from alcoholism took place over eight weeks. Each participated in weekly hour-long therapy sessions as well as …

REPORT: First MDMA Trial Successful In Combatting Alcoholism

MDMA in conjunction with psychotherapy appears to be successful in treating alcoholism, according to a new clinical study. The first–its-kind trial was conducted over eight weeks and saw four patients from different walks life: “a 54-year-old mother–three, a 34-year-old man with two children, a retired man who had been drinking for …

NEW STUDY: MDMA Use Linked To Heart Disease

A new study suggests that the use ecstasy and other similar drugs may increase the risk  valvular heart disease. The researchers conducted a meta-analysis and discovered an association between serotonergic activity and cardiac valvular pathology. The findings, outlined in Heart, suggested that 3,4-Methyl​enedioxy​methamphetamine, aka MDMA aka ecstasy or “molly,” could potentially increase …

New music-led mental health portal launches

A new music-led mental health portal entitled The Mind Map has launched today, focusing on providing young people suffering with mental health problems support and guidance. This new platform, launched by Phil Bridges, a Youth Mental Health First Aid instructor and Adolescent Mental Health university lecturer, targets those aged between …

New report finds ecstasy and cocaine less harmful than alcohol and tobacco

A report by the Global Commission on Drug Policy has found that illegal substances like ecstasy and cocaine can have less damaging effects on individuals and communities than tobacco and alcohol. As a result, they have called for a reclassification of certain drugs that reflects their actual social risk. The …

New Dubstep Nursery Rhyme Album Aims To Protect Children from Mosquitos

Earlier this year, a study that found low frequency music, such as dubstep, disrupted normal mosquito behavior such as feeding and mating went absolutely viral. The study specifically used Skrillex’s EP Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites for the case study, making it go even more viral in the dance music community. …

Joe Biden Said He Wanted To Criminalize Raves & Lock Up Promoters In Unearthed Video

A video an old Senate hearing from 2001 has the rave community rallying against Presidential candidate, former Vice President, and former Senator Joe Biden, after he said he wanted to criminalize raves and lock up promoters. Biden has never been known to be a proponent raves in the first place, having introduced …

Dubstep nursery rhyme album created to protect kids from mosquitos

A Swedish pharmacy has created an album filled with walloping dubstep remixes of traditional nursery rhyme songs that are meant to ward off mosquitos. Earlier this year, a study published in the scientific journal Acta Tropica found that the classic Skrillex track ‘Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites’ can protect you …