The campaign to raise $9,000 for a new Erowid server was a big
success and our goal was met 5 days early. Thank you to everyone who
gave! The new hardware will allow us to provide millions of Erowid
visitors with privacy protection while they access the drug
information they need and allow for launching new services.
If you are going to Oakland next week to Psychedelic Science 2017,
see you there! We will be giving a talk on Sunday early evening,
and will have a booth in the Marketplace.
The First International Conference on LSD Therapy was held in
Princeton, New Jersey in April 1959. Presenters included Gregory
Bateson, Sidney Cohen
, Betty Grover Eisner
, Abram Hoffer, Cecelia E.
Jett-Jackson, and Humphry Osmond
Psychedelic Science 2017
(April 19-24) in Oakland, CA, USA
Three-day conference in three tracks covering the latest findings
from the psychedelic research community, plus two days of workshops.
Visit the Erowid booth in the Marketplace!
Breaking Convention 2017
(Jun 30 - Jul 2) in London, England
Breaking Convention is a multidisciplinary conference on psychedelic
consciousness, featuring presenters from around the world.
"Once we scratched the surface of the topic of psychoactives, we
realized the inherent feedback loop: changes to thinking shift
choices about the tools that changed the thinking in the first
place." Erowid's founders look back on its first two decades.
Spanning most of 1986, this book is the start of a new series and
represents a change of direction. Shulgin steps away from personal
work-ups and in this notebook collates the reports of others. Covers
17 chemicals including 5-Tweetio, BOD, Ethyl-LAD, and DOPR.
This Microgram describes the sample types that a drug testing lab
encounters. "LSD was found in or on green herbs, powder, gum, candy,
sugar cubes, cookies, crackers, beans, residue, liquid, capsules,
and tablets." Also an analysis by TLC and Gas Chromotography of a
benzene extract of cannabis.
The seventh in the series of translations of Erowid's guide to
relating responsibly to psychoactive plants and drugs. #9: "Wähle
eine passende Gelegenheit und einen angemessenen Ort für die
Verwendung der Substanz."
EcstasyData is a project of Erowid Center that conducts laboratory
testing of street ecstasy tablets, research chemicals, and other
drugs, and publishes the results online.
We recently focused on reviewing and publishing MDA and MDPV
experience reports in response to a research inquiry about these
We've also been working on opioid harm reduction messaging; a paper
related to opioid-page traffic analysis co-authored by Fire and Earth
was just published.
"Comparative Analysis of Opioid Queries on Erowid.org: An
Opportunity to Advance Harm Reduction"
. Substance Use & Misuse
"The largest increase in visits over the study periods was for
fentanyl and tramadol. The relationship of page visits on Erowid.org
creates a unique opportunity for real-time evaluation of emerging
drug trends and epidemiological study."
Erowid is often mentioned in articles and books. Mentions may include
positive or critical reviews, as well as citations of Erowid content.
In the aughts, criticism leveled at Erowid denounced it as "missing
information", "run by druggies", "pro-drug", or containing mixed
messages and errors. This article addresses and refutes those
misunderstandings. Includes a "How to Read Erowid.org" section.
"At times it felt like LSD, at times Ketamine. It never got
overpowering, but did have a bit of an insistence to it that I had to
work with to keep from coloring over the good feelings of relaxation.
I was glad to have only taken 100mg."
"...the combination of 2C-C with MXE is one I'm not likely to repeat.
The whole time the two drugs felt like they were fighting each other,
and all I seemed to be receiving was the side-effects of this
fallout; my gut was clenching, I was constantly thirsty..."
"...I definitely also noticed a cumulative effect (the 'reverse
tolerance' that I read about as I researched it); it seems like the
substance built up to critical mass in my system before it started
working. Unfortunately, something else happened..."
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