Yes, drug related deaths have risen immensely in the past decade, but this has nothing to do with ravers, parties, or ANYTHING you said in this article. This is a ridiculous and uneducated look at drugs and their effect on people. First of all, not everyone who abuses drugs becomes addicted and not everyone who uses drugs abuses them. Actual drug addicts are more likely to overdose because they're less cautious. (The differences between drug addiction, drug abuse, and plain recreational drug use are medically and scientifically proven) People have been mixing drugs since drugs were around, raves had nothing to do with it. There are a lot more drugs around these days and many of them are way more readily available than they were even five-ten years ago. The rising drug deaths and etc. are caused by 1-Increased access to drugs (drugs that were there before, but weren't AS available) 2-Lack of treatment centers and options for people struggling with drug addiction and other factors, but those are two of the main ones. It's so ridiculous to blame something like "raves" on drug deaths. Philip Seymour Hoffman was a drug addict, he'd said it himself many times before, drug addicts die. He didn't die because people do lots of drugs at raves. This is the most ridiculous and moronic article I've read about drug use and drug related deaths in a very long time, we've recently been making progress in the area of drug education, addiction education, and just overall understanding of drugs and drug use/abuse/addiction and articles like this take all of that a step backward. The fact is that this is an important topic that people need to be educated about, this article has made a mockery of that fact.