People take drugs. A lot of people. They use them frequently and for many reasons. Many of the people who take drugs are normative productive people. That is a fact. People also harm themselves while doing drugs. That is a fact. It is a fact we were reminded of quite a lot recently, for example, with the batches of poisonous ecstasy pills being found, and the death of people in clubs that brought to the closure of great clubs by authorities, whether it was Cocorico in Italy last year or Fabric in London.
It is our belief that regardless of one’s opinion about the use of drugs, one must admit that people will be taking drugs no matter what. And so, the best way to reduce the possible harm and to stop drug use turning into drug abuse is information. That is why we are trying to educate our readers about substances they can meet on their path. And there’s a lot of information available to everyone.
For example, if the people who overdosed in the UK on… Mastercard pills had enough information before taking the dangerous press, they could have survived.
The quotes opening this article come from the most famous substance-report website www.erowid.org. Erowid is an online donation funded educational non-profit website working to provide “a balanced, honest look at psychoactive drugs and drug use, aiming to reduce harms, improve benefits, and support appropriate policies”.
Erowid has been online since 1995 and in more than a decade of existence amassed thousands of user experiences reports, scientific studies, news, legal information, graphic info, links to other online resources, and everything else you might need to know in connection to psychoactive substances of every possible kind.
For those who take recreational drugs in other environments, there are websites that help you find out what you can expect to experience when being under the influence.
There are three types of these websites: The first shows you the diagrams and studies of destructive influences or look as if your grandma wrote them, we believe they aren’t very effective. The second are the websites that belong to non-profit harm reduction organizations like The Loop in the UK or DanceSafe in The USA, who try to promote the legalization of pill testing and help people when they need help. Many organizations of this kind consist of members who have abused drugs or are currently taking them in recreational doses. Thus, they have enough user experience to help those who encounter unexpected troubles with mental and physical condition inside a trip.
The third type of websites are the ones that we want to devote more attention to here. These are websites that will provide you with everything you need to know about a particular substance: name, picture, contents, influences, trip reports and anonymous user experiences described in forums. You can post a question about the substance you purchased and find out in advance what you are dealing with. One such website is Pillreports which is a global database of “Ecstasy” pills based on both subjective user reports and scientific analysis.
You can… get the description of the pill you purchased and find out what amount of substances it contains and in what ratio.
“These were fucking insane as fuck! These have all the “High Dosage Symptoms” that have to do with a roll. BLURRED VISION! EYE WIGGLES LIKE A MOTHER FUCKER! TEETH CLENCH! People ask you a question, takes you 30 seconds to realize what they even said…Then you respond with…”Wait What?” Had feelings as if the world was turning on one side and was trying to keep up with it (NO BALANCE) Dancing is very very very hard”
“You can also go to one of the oldest websites www.ectasydata.org to see description of pills and find out the contents and ratio of drugs in them (for EcstasyData-tested samples) or what amount of substances the contain (for European testing groups’ results re-published by EcstasyData). Because of the problem of copycat and counterfeit drugs, EcstasyData cautions that test results listed on the site are only relevant for the samples that have been tested.”
The Orange Teslas which caused deaths of a few people contain no less than 250 mg of MDMA which is a deadly dose for an average person. As according to the Tesla report, it takes about an hour to feel the influence, which is slow, one can think that the pill is too weak, take another one, and experience an overdose which will lead to death. Knowing this can save lives!!!
Follow these websites if you want to know what you take – don’t be stupid – knowledge is power: