Rave Doctor - THE DOCTOR’S NOTES

Psychological and Physical Impacts of Drug Use

Psychological and Physical Impacts of Drug Use

Drug use -- whether it is one time, frequent drug abuse, or full-blown drug addiction, can have an extremely negative impact on a person’s psychol...
Supporting Friends Who Suffer From Drug Addiction

Supporting Friends Who Suffer From Drug Addiction

When someone you love is addicted to drugs, it can be hard to figure out ways to help them navigate the road to recovery.  Often times, the road t...
Dehydration: Side Effects and Ways to Fight It

Dehydration: Side Effects and Ways to Fight It

Imagine yourself in this situation: You’re at a festival, enjoying music and friends, and you realize that you’re thirsty.  You didn’t bring a wate...
How to Stay Hydrated at a Festival

How to Stay Hydrated at a Festival

What does it mean to be dehydrated? Dehydration is a sneaky issue and can happen before you feel the side effects.  It occurs when your body loses...
Five Ways to Cope With Drug Addiction

Five Ways to Cope With Drug Addiction

  Drug Abuse vs. Drug Addiction: What’s the Difference? The difference between drug abuse and drug addiction is small, but it’s there.  Drug abuse...
Using 5HTP on Festival Day. Safe or Unsafe?

Using 5HTP on Festival Day. Safe or Unsafe?

Do a google search on rave safety and the information you will find is 95% written by what we call “Websperts” with very limited education on the ...
Good Vibes Warm the Sole

Good Vibes Warm the Sole

  Why should you be a festival junky? It’s easy, peace, love, unity, respect (PLUR). We have all fallen in love with a movement. Festivals are abo...
How To: Electric Daisy Carnival - EDC Las Vegas

How To: Electric Daisy Carnival - EDC Las Vegas

Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, better known as EDCLV, is upon us! In fact, it’s less than a month away! Over the last year you may be have ...
Going To A Rave Or Music Festival Alone

Going To A Rave Or Music Festival Alone

WHY YOU SHOULD TRY A MUSIC FESTIVAL BY YOURSELF… We all love music festivals but have you ever considered going without the squad? Going to a music festival alone is not for everyone but it just might be for you. Take a chance, you might be surprised at how much fun you have. My do’s and don’ts for going alone to a fes...
In Defense Of Bad Dancing

In Defense Of Bad Dancing

Why You Don’t Need to be Self-Conscious on the Dance Floor O.K., so you can’t quite tear it up on the dancefloor like Flynt Flossy: Does that mean you should steer clear of showing off your moves at next weekend’s EDM showcase? Of course not! My first line of defense if I’m feeling a little self-conscious about going...
The Festival Checklist

The Festival Checklist

GOING TO A FESTIVAL? REVIEW THIS CHECKLIST FOR FREE TIPS AND GREAT STORIES! This checklist has been compiled after countless adventures. Before I get started, forgetting many of these items could ruin your time if you let it.
Harm Reduction

Harm Reduction

3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) combined with dancing, a hot crowded environment and not drinking enough or to much water, can become a deadly mix, sometimes resulting in heatstroke. A small dose of MDMA can raise body temperature one degree or more and inhibits the body’s thermoregulation, increasing probability of heatstroke.