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Drug Geek Factlet
Shulgin's self-trials with MDMA began on September 8, 1976 with a small oral dose of 16 mg. An 81 mg dose on September 17 evoked an "alcohol-like intoxication". (Shulgin Pharmacology Notebook I, 186).
Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics
(Oct 7-9, 2016) in New York, NY, USA

Examining the role of psychedelic drugs in science, healing, culture and spirituality.
Latest Additions
Keeper Trout pores through files, letters, and ephemera related to Sasha Shulgin's interest in mescaline-containing cacti. He finds some gems. Originally appeared in Erowid Extracts #28, the Shulgin Archiving issue.
DMT in Boston, counterfeit amphetamine tablets, "How to Request a Laboratory Examination" of seized tablets, 163 ug "Cupcake" LSD tablets, analog spectra of MDA freebase, more mentions of "hippies" including some in the Minneapolis-area with explosive love beads.
AMT shows up in New York under the names IT-290, IT-403, U-14, 164E and Indopan, reports of increasing methylphenidate abuse with special mention of co-ingestion with heroin, and 12 pages about identifying illicit laboratories by the reagents present and tablet machines.
Fondamentale #1 - Indagare i rischi per la salute e i pericoli della sostanza psicoattiva specifica e della classe di sostanze a cui appartiene. [Investigate the health risks and dangers of the specific psychoactive and of the class of drugs to which it belongs.]
Crew Notes
Volunteer Sysadmin: Erowid is seeking an experienced FreeBSD sysadmin for two weekends of hands-on work in the next few months. Must be located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Security router appliance experience a plus. SpamAssassin experience a plus. Spread the word!

Burning Man: Last week, Fire and Earth spent a few days in the dusty revelry on the playa to commemorate a friend who died earlier this year. One of his last wishes was to have some of his ashes included in the Temple burn. The 2016 Temple was one of our favorites ever. We were honored to participate.
Ecstasy Data
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.
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More New Content
  1. US Chemical & Biological Testing, An interview with Dr. Shulgin
    An undated transcript of an interview of unknown provenance, likely recorded for a documentary "about experiments that were conducted on soldiers largely in the Fifties and Sixties." Focuses on the ethics of human subject testing. Let us know if you recognize where this transcript comes from.
Experience Reports
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  • From Psychonaut to Junkie (alpha-PHP), by snake1118
    "The chemical started to become more of a burden than an 'enhancer' as I previously thought. One night it happened, I had to leave for work in an hour, I stayed up all night on a-PHP losing track of time and redosing every 1-2 hours."
  • My 2C Cough (2C-B, 2C-C, 2C-D, 2C-I & 2C-T-2), by sakithin
    "My usual cough feels like it's scratching an itch down in the lower parts of my throat, and is unambiguously a dry cough. In contrast, the 2C cough feels like a hollow cough, coming from my lungs rather than my throat."
  • Nothing Extreme (Proscaline), by Rampelflik
    "I weighed an amount of proscaline that shouldn't give any noticeable effects and is low enough, should it actually be the mislabeled and most potent chemical from the particular vendor I bought the stuff from, so that it wouldn't be an overdose."
From the Vaults
As part of an early-aughts project, we began collecting resources, links, and documents around the topic of children and families in relationship to psychoactive substances. Maggie is a single mom raising her 15-year-old daughter, Juju, who was also interviewed.
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