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A recent letter to the editor in Drug Testing and Analysis
how MDPV, a component of some so-called "bath salt" products, can
trigger false positives for PCP in screening immunoassay urine tests.
The authors' investigation revealed that what originally appeared to
be puzzling spikes in reported PCP use in some areas could actually
be attributed to this cross-reactivity of MDPV.
Traveling in South America offers opportunities to touch on or dive
into the culturally rich and politically complex mash-up of the
traditional and modern use of psychoactives. A sampling of images,
from entheotourism to coca plantations.
Two fairly uncommon research chemicals were added this month. 5-IT
was recently linked to fatalities in Sweden; as yet little is know
about the circumstances surrounding the deaths. We are seeking
experience reports for these substances.
Author/artist Mister Strange leads readers into a darkly illustrated
series of curious experiments with "elf spice", through the eyes of
the protagonist psychonaut and his four friends: a shaman, a
psychologist, a theologian, and a scientist.
We're conducting a micro-survey about contact with discarnate
entities, ghosts, angels, faeries, aliens, etc. Whether you've had
that experience or not, consider filling out this 5 question survey:
As part of the archiving projects, and as part of working on a
new version of Ecstasy.org, we've added the experience reports
from Ecstasy.org to the database of Erowid Experience Reports.
This collection provides accounts of ecstasy use from the mid-1990s,
a period not yet well represented in the Vaults.
In the 1990s, 1,4-butanediol was sometimes sold as a mislabled
"natural herbal high". More recently, an inhalable hallucinogen
called Borametz was used as a major plot device in an episode of the
sexy off-beat SyFy fantasy, Lost Girl.
Part personal account, part historical overview of the period when
kambo (secretions of the Phyllomedusa bicolor frog) was gaining
attention in larger Brazilian cities after migrating from Amazonian
Though MDPV is not specifically tested for in the standard 'SAMHSA-5'
or 12-panel drug tests, it can sometimes trigger false positives for
PCP, which is tested for in standard tests.
In this 1978 letter to the editors of the Journal for the Protection
of All Beings, time-traveling archivist Michael Horowitz reports
from his "vision" of 1993's 50th anniversary party celebrating the
discovery of LSD.
Short book reviews of first-person tales from explorers of hyperspace.
If you like to read experience reports or enjoyed PiKHAL and
TiKHAL, you may like these titles by Zoe7, Marcia Moore, and
A summary describing a recent Pentagon report about the use of
psychoactive drugs on Guantanamo Bay prisoners. Includes the full
Pentagon report as a pdf.
EcstasyData is a project of Erowid Center that conducts laboratory
testing of street ecstasy tablets and publishes these and other test
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