Recently in Canada and across the United States, there has been an explosion of dance-drug related overdoses at large scale festivals, tragically cutting short the lives of many young people. These young people did not have a death wish. They were just looking to experiment and have fun like any other partier. When asked how to prevent overdoses (ODs), the police often respond that all drugs are dangerous and people should just not take them. Meanwhile, scientists like Dr. Perry Kendall, the Provincial Health Officer for BC, say that MDMA is no more dangerous than riding a horse! In honour of International Overdose Awareness Day, CSSDP has created a list of the top ten ways to prevent an overdose from party drugs. While following this list can’t guarantee that you are not going to OD, it can sure give you the tools to keep yourself and your friends safer from drug related complications.