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Fire Erowid
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Fire Erowid
Fire Erowid is Executive Director of the non-profit educational organization Erowid Center and Editor in Chief of Erowid Extracts. In 1995, along with her partner Earth, she co-founded, an independent public web-based library that collects, reviews, and publishes data about psychoactive plants, drugs, technologies, and practices. She is Head Archivist of the site, which hosts more than 58,000 documents and images and receives over 90,000 unique visitors each day. Fire is the site's primary information architect, designer, and editor, as well as being responsible for fundraising and operations.

Fire has studied psychoactive plants and drugs since the early 1990s. She has written hundreds of pages of information about these materials, authored numerous articles, and has had her work cited by newspapers, education programs, college classes, and seminars around the world. Fire has twice been a recipient of the Women's Entheogen Fund (in 2004 and 2006) for her work in the field, and in 2011 she and Earth received the Drug Policy Alliance's Dr. Andrew Weil Award for Achievement in the Field of Drug Education. Fire and Earth have spoken internationally at academic and professional conferences sponsored by groups as diverse as the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the North American Association of Clinical Toxicologists, the Mycological Society of San Francisco, Mind States, Entheogenesis Australis, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, and the American College of Medical Toxicology to name a few. In 2012 they became members of the Advisory Council of Students for Sensible Drug Policy.

Author of (Articles)
  • "Ketamine is associated with lower urinary tract signs and symptoms", Drug and Alcohol Dependence (Sep 2013)
  • "Those That Went Before: A Lineage of Psychedelic Print Publications", Erowid Extracts (Jun 2011)
  • "Abnormal Visual Experiences in Individuals with Histories of Hallucinogen Use: A Web-based Questionnaire"
    [with Matthew J. Baggott, J.R. Coyle, Earth Erowid, and L.C. Robertson], Drug Alcohol Depend (Mar 2011)
  • "FDA Consideres Whether to Schedule DXM", Erowid Extracts (Nov 2010)
  • "Use Patterns and Self-reported Effects of Salvia divinorum: An Internet-based Survey"
    [with Matthew J. Baggott, Earth Erowid, Gantt P. Galloway, and John E. Mendelson], Drug Alcohol Depend (2010)
  • "Prevalence of Nitrous Oxide Use and Practices: A Survey of Visitors", (Oct 2009)
  • "Erowid Has a New Logo", (Apr 2009)
  • "Towards a Culture of Responsible Psychoactive Drug Use" [with Earth Erowid], Cato Unbound (Sep 2008)
  • "Khat Faces Legal Challenges", Erowid Extracts (Nov 2007)
  • "The Absinthe Enigma: Resurgence of a Legendary Spirit" [with Lux], Erowid Extracts (Nov 2007)
  • "Drug Web Cites; Erowid Mentions in Print and Other Media", Erowid Extracts (Jun 2007)
  • "LSD Purity" [with Earth Erowid], Erowid Extracts (Jun 2006)
  • "Erowid Visitors on LSD" [with Earth Erowid], Erowid Extracts (Jun 2006)
  • "WEF Recipient: Fire Erowid", MAPS Bulletin (2006)
  • "The Spirits of Maguey", Erowid Extracts (Nov 2004)
  • "Is Past Substance Use Illegal?", Erowid Extracts (Jun 2004)
  • "U.S. Drug Control Timeline", Erowid Extracts (Jun 2004)
  • "Constant Commerce: Who's in Control of the Ads?", Erowid Extracts (Jun 2004)
  • "Use of Salvia divinorum, an Unscheduled Hallucinogenic Plant: A Web-based Survey of 500 Users",
    [with Matthew J. Baggott, Earth Erowid, and John E. Mendelson], Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Feb 2004)
  • "Do Undercover Police Have to Identify Themselves?", Erowid Extracts (Nov 2003)
  • "The Importance of Measured Doses" [with Spoon], Erowid Extracts (Nov 2003)
  • "LSD Analysis" [with Earth Erowid], Erowid Extracts (Nov 2003)
  • "The DEA publishes its final order Emergency Scheduling 2C-T-7", Erowid Extracts (Oct 2003)
  • "Legal Updates Related to Psychoactive Issues", Erowid Extracts (May 2003)
  • "Storage Tips: Desiccant and the Storage of Chemicals", Erowid Extracts (May 2003)
  • "Myth Debunking: Amanita muscaria & Liver Damage", Erowid Extracts (Oct 2002)
  • "A Look at the Mescaline Content of T. peruvianus and T. pachanoi", Erowid Extracts (Dec 2001)
  • "Web Sites with Misinformation about Illicit Drugs: A Response to a Letter in the New England Journal of Medicine", Erowid Extracts (Dec 2001)
  • "Myth Debunking: Mescaline in Microdots", Erowid Extracts (May 2001)
  • "Obituary: Dr. Richard Evans Schultes (1915 - 2001)", Erowid Extracts (May 2001)
  • "The 70 Greatest Drug War Myths Revealed", TRP #5 (2000)
  • Author of (Book Reviews)
  • Books Reviewed by Fire Erowid
  • Videos
  • "Erowid's Psychoactive Encyclopedia: Earth and Fire in Conversation with Matt Tarnas Segall", at CIIS (Jan 2017)
  • "Horizons Concluding Panel Q & A", at Horizons (Oct 2013)
  • "Winds of Change: The State of the Stone 2013", [with Fire Erowid] at Horizons (Oct 2013)
  • "Psychedelic Stories: Erowid's LSD story", [with Earth Erowid] at Horizons Story Night (Oct 2013)
  • "Drugs of the Future, Now: The State of the Stone 2013", [with Earth Erowid] at Psychedelic Science (Apr 2013)
  • Earth and Fire Receiving the Dr. Andrew Weil Award for Achievement in the Field of Drug Education, at the Drug Policy Reform Conference (Nov 2011)
  • "From Microdots to Bath Salts: The State of the Stone 2011: New Drugs and Building a Generational Wisdom Cycle", [with Earth Erowid] at Entheogenesis Australis (Dec 2011)
  • "State of the Stone: Connecting the Microdots", [with Earth Erowid] at Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century (Apr 2010)
  • "Current Views of Acid: What do LSD Users Say", [with Earth Erowid] at Horizons (2006)
  • Audio
  • "The State of LSD in 2003" [with Earth Erowid, Ralph Metzner, Stanislav Grof, Nick Sand, and Dave Nichols], at Mind States in Berkeley (2003)
  • "Grassroots Peer Reviews of Psychedelic Information" [with Earth Erowid], at Mind States Jamaica (2002)
  • "The Role of Drug Geeks in Society" [with Earth Erowid], at Mind States Jamaica (2002)