Pill Testing


#BeHeardNotHarmed is SSDP Australia’s campaign for pill testing, also known as drug checking or drug safety testing, which is the testing of drugs to identify their contents, purity or the presence of harmful or fatal contaminants.

Reagent testing is a simple way to test a substance and observe a chemical reaction that will give you a better idea of what the substance is. It is by no means a perfect method, with many pitfalls. But in a market where information is seriously lacking, it can at least held to point someone […]

RECOMMENDATION 24: The proposed Advisory Council on Drugs Policy investigate the current drug driving laws and procedures to determine their effect on road crashes and as a deterrent strategy. The Council should also explore: Alternative drug driving regimes that use impairment limits/thresholds, and their potential applicability in VictoriaOptions for expanding the types of drugs captured […]

New South Wales heads to the polls Saturday the 23rd of March 2019. Students for Sensible Drug Policy Australia have produced this handy scorecard on popular parties drug policies. We have been regularly speaking to people from NSW about the issues going on in the state, especially the ramping up of the drug war into […]

Students for Sensible Drug Policy Australia have come a long way in the past 18 months. Accelerated by Progress Labs, SSDP have launched their first campaign in support of pill testing. The #BeHeardNotHarmed campaign seeks to shift the public perception on pill testing and urge governments to support the implementation of this harm reduction measure […]

2:00 pm –  3:00 pm ADVOCACY PANEL (Live Broadcast on 3CR) Speakers Nevena Spirovska (High Alert) Matt Riley (Free Cannabis Community) Dr. Will Tregoning (Unharm) Greg Hordacre (Victoria Street Drug Solutions) Greg Denham (Yarra Drug and Health Forum) Talking about drug policy and exploring the different issues can be fun and interesting but what about […]

Enpsychedelia admin: Every Sunday from 2pm we discuss a wide variety of drug issues on 3CR. We are passionate about representing the broader story, without condoning or condemning people’s choices. A concerned member of the community has written this article and sent it through, asking for us to publish it anonymously. I’ve found the festival […]

This article is an on-going piece of work, relating to the Victorian Inquiry into Drug Law Reform which is accepting public submissions up until 17th of March 2017. It is due to report in 2018 and may provide an opportunity to push alternative policies to prohibition.  Please bookmark or follow the page however you do […]

I’ve just returned home from Rainbow Serpent Festival’s 20th year celebrations. The festival was again a resounding success, though if you weren’t there and have only read the mainstream media coverage, I wouldn’t blame you for thinking differently. Road-side drug testing Police in Victoria have been conducting Road-side Drug Testing (RDT) since 2004. In that […]


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