Jean-Sébastien Fallu

Drugs and Techno Culture : An Alternative Approach


The following text is a presentation of an alternative approach to drug addiction in raves, in sharp contrast with the traditional “ zero tolerance ” war on drugs approach. The text presents the origin of a Montreal-based project inspired by the harm reduction approach and exposes both the project’s and the approach’s philosophy. Finally, the article sheds light on the correspondence between this philosophy and the values emerging from youth culture in general, and techno-rave culture in particular.