Erowid has become a 2016 "top-rated non-profit" on Great Nonprofits.
We're the 5th most-reviewed organization in their system, with 958
reviews. Visiting GreatNonprofits.org to rate Erowid Center is an
easy, free way to help us spread the word about the need for
independent and accurate information about psychoactive plants and
chemicals. With another 30 reviews, we'd move into 4th place!
April 1966 - Sandoz Pharmaceutical recalls the LSD it had previously
manufactured and distributed, and withdraws its sponsorship for work
with LSD. One month earlier, "LSD: The Exploding Threat of the Mind
Drug that Got Out of Control" had been Life's March 25th
(Apr 19-21, 2016) in New York, NY
The United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug
Problem is convening this month. The event begins on Bicycle Day,
April 19th. Were they aware of that...? :|
Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelics Research
(Jun 3-5, 2016) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Hosted by OPEN Foundation and featuring current research into an
array of psychoactive substances including psilocybin, LSD,
ayahuasca, ibogaine, DMT, ketamine, and MDMA.
Another of Dr. Shulgin's lab books is available in a searchable PDF
edition. The eighth of the "Pharmacology" series, this lab book
represents mostly subjective responses by Shulgin and his research
group and active dose work-ups of more than 33 substances. It covers
the end of 1984 through most of 1986.
A short essay in Chinese with English introduction. The author was
motivated to develop a translation for "psychedelic"; historically
Chinese relies on the word "hallucinogen". Proposes that characters
signifying "Tao" and "heart", together, can be re-translated into
English as "leading to the heart/mind" or "elucidating the mind".
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.
Alternet (Mar 2016)
"[One can] anonymously send a sample of the drug to ecstasydata.org.
Results can be obtained on the website, usually within a few weeks.
It is telling that in almost every article about the Wesleyan
incident, these two harm reduction programs are not mentioned."
Journal of Psychoactive Drugs (Mar 2016)
Cites report co-authored by Fire & Earth Erowid and including data
from a web-based survey that recruited respondents via a notice
posted on Erowid inviting substance users to participate in a survey
on drug use and health.
How to Have a Bad Trip, Alienate Friends, Get Hospitalized, or Die
from Taking Relatively Safe Drugs! A tongue-in-cheek look at some of
the poor decisions people make when taking psychoactives, published
on April 1, of course.
UN Office on Drugs and Crime summary of basic information on eight
classes of controlled substances, including forms, mechanisms of
action, slang names, and production processes.
"There were also several moments where I felt like it was on the
edge of being 'too much' but with deep breaths I was able to keep
pressing on. The only way out is through. I felt an incredible
emotional release as well..."
"T-00:05 Prepared a capsule with roughly 1.3mg in it and got my
Naloxone kit ready just in case for my sober sitter to help me out
should the worst happen. T+00:00 Pop the first capsule and here I
go. T+00:10 Light effects probably placebo, slight anxiety..."
"I decided to quit after about 10 or 11 years into my experience.
When I did quit, the first couple of weeks was pretty stressful. I
felt like I was emotionally out of control..."
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