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Harm Reduction Encouraged in EDM World

By Greg Lehman

REPORTING FROM LAS VEGAS — Maren Steiner, director of health and safety at Insomniac, shared the practical approaches her medical services use to combat misinformation and any hesitation to seek help with substance abuse at events.

At Electric Daisy Carnival specifically, Steiner called Insomniac’s sharing of information to combat false assumptions “aggressive.” While attendees will worry about not having medical insurance, having their parents called, or being removed from the event, Steiner stressed that all medical treatment on site is free. She also shared that the fear of parents being called or people being kicked out of the festival was similarly unfounded...

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