Erowid Monthly
Sometimes it's surprising to learn how visitors perceive Erowid Center, and how they may misunderstand the organization's size: the Erowid staff consists of only five paid crew members, two full-time and three part-time. See office photos:

These five people research, edit and update content; conduct system administration for more than twelve million site visitors per year; direct and implement physical archiving projects; manage membership issues and volunteers; publish Erowid Extracts twice a year; run the EcstasyData project; and generally work hard to keep a finger on the pulse of many types of psychoactive information in a dizzying landscape of data sources.

We struggle to support this small crew; please help out by making a contribution:
Drug Geek Factlet
Seventy-five years ago (Feb 1935), French existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre experimented with mescaline, which influenced the writing of one of his best-known novels, La Nausée (Nausea). And one hundred years ago, 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA) was first synthesized.
Latest Additions
Howard Lotsof, who discovered the addiction-interruption properties of ibogaine and worked as a tireless champion for the use of this medicine to treat opiate addicts, passed away on January 31, 2010. This new character vault documents some of his accomplishments.
A summary of the scientific research into the effects of cannabis on driving skills. Helps describe how scientists go about answering this difficult question and assists drivers in making their own educated decisions.
This review describes three books about psychoactives that stand out for the sheer joy of reading they give, as well as their insights into culture, politics, and pharmacology.
Crew Notes
In the middle of January, taz3, the Hyperreal machine that served and more than 40 other domains for six years and acted as our mail (spam filtering) server for the last three years finally gave up the ghost. For the near future, will be a little slow (sometimes very slow) until another system is online. Thanks for your patience in the interim.

In 10 weeks, MAPS is hosting its Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century conference. Erowid Center will have a booth at this event, and we look forward to meeting members who attend! Erowid, MAPS, NORML, and IONS members pay a lower ticket price. See
From the Vaults
A snapshot of Brian C Bennett's "Truth: The Anti-drugwar" collection. Bennett gleaned article titles from the Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature "to show how the drug war is just the exact same nonsense being repeated over and over again (literally) for the past century".
More New Content
  1. Teatime: Impulse
    The same drive that had the Teafaerie smoking catnip and banana peels in junior high compelled her to ride roller coasters and run cross country...
  2. Human Hallucinogen Research: Guidelines for Safety
    Summary of the most up-to-date peer-reviewed overview of the physical and mental risks associated with psychedelics.
  3. Syrian Rue Basics
    Basic usage and health information for Peganum harmala.
  4. 2C-C Chemistry
    A new page describing the chemistry of the phenethylamine 2C-C.
Ecstasy Data is a project of Erowid Center that conducts laboratory testing of street Ecstasy tablets and other drugs, and publishes the results online.
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