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Drug Geek Factlet
Roughly 10% of the U.S. population age twelve or older have tried LSD at least once. Based on two large surveys (NSDUH, MTF), approximately 27.5 million people in the U.S. tried LSD between 1965 and 2010.
Upcoming Events
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Women's Visionary Congress (Oct 22-25) in Petaluma, CA:
Latest Additions
New detailed information page discussing the health risks that are associated with the use of LSD. Includes a new summary page detailing LSD-related fatalities, from deaths possibly caused by LSD's direct action in the body to suicides blamed on LSD.
What comes out of nitrous oxide chargers, aside from gas? Erowid ran a series of tests to examine the output from chargers released into a whipped cream maker, and to see whether a commercially available filter works.
As Stolaroff was preparing The Secret Chief for publication, he asked Hofmann to write the foreword. While first agreeing to, Hofmann then expressed misgivings about the decision. Read their correspondence on what Hofmann took issue with, and how Stolaroff responded.
After we published a discussion of the myth that DMT is produced by the pineal gland, we received a number of questions about why our pages continued to say that DMT is endogenous to the brain. After a review of the literature, here's our answer.
From the Vaults
In doing some digital house cleaning, we ran across this old gem from 2003, when Dan Rather and CBS Evening News did a segment on Erowid that was advertised with lurid "Internet scare" clips. Despite being set up as a hit piece, it ended up as a fairly positive advertisement for Erowid, calling it "the encyclopedia of altered states".
More New Content
  1. Teatime: Dangerous Art
    In lieu of her typical Teatime, this month the Teafaerie shares an essay about a certain festival in the desert...
  2. Roots of Human Violence, by Stan Grof (PDF)
    Paper presented at the 2008 Perspectives on Violence and Aggression conference hosted by the Eranos Foundation in Switzerland.
Ecstasy Data is a project of Erowid Center that conducts laboratory testing of street Ecstasy tablets and publishes these and other testing results online.
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