Erowid provides balanced info about psychoactive drugs and their use,
to educate, improve health, and encourage positive cultural reform.
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It was in March 1996 that we first began submitting Erowid to search
engines (Altavista was the best at the time) to increase traffic. The
site was receiving 120 page hits a day and was hosted at a small
Bay-area ISP, Best.com.
In the same month, Esquire
magazine published "Did you do drugs,
daddy?", griping about the oversimplification of the Reagan "Just say
no" model and the lack of guidance provided to parents. And yet,
typical of mainstream articles of the era, it encouraged fathers to
hide their experiences with drugs from their kids, and offer them
polite half truths, lies, or even complete hypocrisy. Esquire
suggested parents treat "Did you smoke pot?" like a question best
left unanswered, akin to "Where is God?".
Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference
(April 15-17, 2016) in Washington, DC, USA
Keynote speakers and panels addressing timely topics in drug policy,
harm reduction, leadership, organizing, and advocacy.
Multidisciplinary Assoc for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) Dinner
(April 17, 2016) in Oakland CA, USA
MAPS is celebrating 30 years with a dinner and party in Oakland,
California. This event is a fundraiser for the purchase of MDMA for
their Phase 3 clinical trials, and for working towards making MDMA-assisted
psychotherapy a legal treatment.
Next in the series of lab books written by Sasha Shulgin, available
now in a searchable edition. The seventh of the "Pharmacology"
series, it covers Feb-Oct 1984. Includes many sessions with MDMA
alone and in combination, as well as notes on Ethyl-LAD, "6-M'AM",
2C-F, MMDA-3a, N-(beta-hydroxyethyl)-MDA, and others.
Another translation by Ex Poro offered to speakers of Portuguese.
The Psychedelic Crisis FAQ, first launched in 1997, describes how
to assess a situation and determine what type of action needs to be
taken to assist a person having an unusually strong experience.
Our experience report triagers and reviewers are awesome! Over the
past month, they've been focusing on longer reports (more than 8K
words); the longest one is over 24,000 words. In that time, 175 new
reports were submitted and our crew vetted 222. To check out what
EcstasyData is an Erowid project that conducts laboratory testing of
ecstasy tablets, research chemicals, and other drugs. We publish
our results online along with analyses from other testing programs.
Erowid is often mentioned in articles and books. Mentions may include
positive or critical reviews, as well as citations of Erowid content.
Chemical Youth / University of Amsterdam (Mar 2016)
A team of "digital anthropologists" from the University of Amsterdam
has created novel visualizations of data from Erowid's experience
report collection, such as most common word pairings by substance,
and age/gender distribution by substance.
JurisPro Expert Witness Directory (Feb 2016)
"Unlikely as the probability for effectively interrupting the effects
following the ingestion of cannabis seems, a very reasoned process
for effective ingestion of cannabis-containing products has been
published on the EROWID web site which they have entitled 'L.E.S.S.'"
Translations hosted on Erowid and off-site information resources about
psychoactive plants and chemicals, in Portuguese. Contact
firstname.lastname@example.org if you have recommendations for links.
New image vault for this NMDA-antagonist.
"It wasn't until a few days after my experience that I realized that
my HPPD was gone. I had been seeing spiraling geometry in grass and
trees constantly for years, auras and colored edges to objects and
rooms, shifting layers on textured surfaces, and thick 'visual
"After four or five passes between my lungs and the balloon, I set
it down and felt the now-familiar effects rush in. The feeling of
light-headedness was more intense than before, as was the body buzz.
Loss of coordination set in..."
"It came on much quicker than ketamine. The dissociative rush began
within seconds and reached its crescendo after the first minute.
Sense of smell was greatly heightened, strangely, and I was melted
into a deep dissociative relaxation."
A perspective from a psychedelic-tech subculture promoter, looking
back at the early 1990s, when "the world's governments were still
quite clueless about the virtual world". Written by the then director
of the Lycaeum, an important web forum and database of the time. The
piece does not cover networked systems prior to 1992, or those
outside of Usenet or publicly-acknowledged email lists.
For a more complete list of new content at Erowid go to: https://erowid.org/new.php
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