Matthias Humm

Matthias Humm

Social Worker in Zurich

Matthias Humm works for saferparty since 2013. He is in charge of is nightlife activities, coordinates the outpatient and the on-site drug-checking in Zurich and is responsible for the publication of the alerts and the evaluation of the analysis results. Matthias is an experienced practitioner who works as a consultant at the front, but is also responsible for the web presence of saferparty.ch.

 

Drug checking at festivals

ING Art Center - Left room
Every August the world's biggest techno party is taking place in Zurich. Since nearly two decades Saferparty offers a drug-checking- and counseling service at the parade itself and at one of the after-parties. A substance analysis is always combined with a compulsive counseling. This means, that an interdisciplinary cooperation between cheçmists and social workers is required. Using HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatographie) for the analysis allows precise qualitative and quantitative results, but means also a limited number of analysis. Besides the substance analysis, dozens of counselings are held, safer-use information is carried out, water, earplugs, condoms and safer-use material are given to hundreds of visitors.
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