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Taking care of each other

“Those of us who work with Kosmicare believe that the world is a shared community responsibility, where we must look out for and take care of each member, just like in a tribal setting. We believe the well-being of each individual is vital to the well-being of the whole.”  - Kosmicare Team Member

Substances are not legal in Portugal, although due to the Portuguese decriminalisation laws, projects for risk minimisation, such as the ones promoted by the Kosmicare Association, are allowed. The Kosmicare at Boom is funded by Boom Festival and is done under a forward thinking legal context and also due to a special permission granted by the Portuguese Governmental Agency for Drug Issues (SICAD).

The Kosmicare Association was born in 2016, from a pioneer project that started at Boom in 2002.

Since 2010, the work done at the festival on harm reduction is born from a collaborative initiative between the festival and several other entities such as the Faculty of Psychology and Education – Catholic University of Portugal, and the Portuguese Governmental Agency for Drug Issues (SICAD). The Kosmicare Association promotes a number of interventions at the festival. 

Substance usage, whether legal or illegal, carry problems and dangers. Please be aware of the risks that ultimately can be harmful for your life. 

Several therapists developed a book to to raise awareness on this matter. We suggest the reading of the Manual of Psychedelic Supportfree and available for download.

Feel free to reach out to [email protected] should you have any inquiries.

Be kind to yourself.