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NOT Doing Drugs[edit]

In reality, very few people actually pressure others into using drugs, and if someone is doing so, they should probably be avoided. It is perfectly acceptable to choose not to use certain substances. Going straight-edge can be a very good idea. You avoid oppression from forces that seem determined to lock folks in cages. You can keep yourself sharp and focused when you need to be. Still, being straight edge is not a license to be an ill-informed zealot who condemns drug use. Please try to respect other's choices and not yourself become an authoritarian in nature towards those who partake. The key here is demanding respect for your choices, and respecting others for theirs.

A Cautionary Note[edit]

Although moving towards a freer society should go hand in hand with the legalization of drugs, when things get serious, drug use can be a distraction and can hinder those who might otherwise be of great help to any given movement. No revolutionary should be tied down to a substance that could hinder their capacity to fight. The ideal here is to avoid addiction at all costs, and remain focused on life instead of focusing on escape. Addiction is a serious impediment to living a fulfilling life, and can seriously hamper any urge to focus on fighting authority or working towards life goals.

If you do choose to partake in controlled substances, be wary of their effects and health risks. If you are actively involved in an anti-authoritarian fight, addiction and illicit drug use can easily give ammunition to law enforcement officers (LEO's). Common sense should apply here. Avoid using drugs when actively participating in protests or other events outside of safe environments unless in the context of civil disobedience. In that case, if you're prepared to deal with the consequences of your actions, toke/sniff/drop your way to reform.

Drug use can also result in chemical addiction, psychological addiction, a hefty fine or jail term, support of multinational conglomerates, support of violent foreign drug markets, and inner-city violence (some inner city crack and heroin markets tend to be founded upon intimidation and profit at any cost, often resulting in murder to keep the industry secure). Let's work together to decriminalize drugs and treat the addicts of the world to some decency. See also the safe use / harm reduction section below.

A warning to those on the streets:[edit]

If you are living on the streets, it's usually best not to use anything intoxicating. It's difficult to find a safe environment for use, and using in "public" can give authorities reason to arrest you and charge you. It should also be noted that perpetual use of substances can make your situation worse and condemn you to perpetual poverty. If you are involuntarily living on the streets due to some harsh circumstances, addiction can easily worsen your situation, and push you away from positive measures which can help improve your life. Self improvement should be incremental and avoiding setbacks such as jail and addiction is ideal.

Breaking Free of Propaganda[edit]

Governments around the world have, and do spread misinformation regarding drugs, their dangers, and their effects. Through the hard work of many around the world, this is slowly changing, but spreading accurate information is still necessary as the lies are still widely believed. Anti-drug organizations, for example D.A.R.E., often deliberately omit facts and have a specific anti-drug agenda. This is, obviously, unethical, and people ought to be able to look at the totality of the known data about specific drugs and decide for themselves whether or not they are willing to deal with the risks (or lack of risks) of consumption.

When deciding whether to take a specific drug, one should be well informed and up to date with the research regarding said drug. Avoiding propaganda and getting accurate information is extremely important for safety and liberty. Staying skeptical is always a good attitude to have when reading about drug use: doubt everything you hear about drugs (whether it's good or bad) until you see some hard evidence indicating that the information you're getting is accurate. Organizations, and sometimes inadvertently drug users themselves, can and do spread misinformation. Finding accurate up to date information can mean the difference between life and death, injury or safety, arrest or freedom.

Bad Sources of Drug Info:

  • Authority figures and establishment types with a history of lying or manipulation.
  • Heavy drug users who advocate drug use and the magic that lies within.
  • Police officers, and at times drug enforcement agencies themselves. (Notably the DEA, FBI, CIA, and customs agents.)
  • Readily editable content, like wiki's and user-submitted content. (The information may or may not be accurate, you never know who's contributing...)

Good Sources of Drug Info:

  • Scientific studies and meta-studies found in academic journals.
  • Erowid Can be a good source for getting mostly accurate information and reading about effects.
  • Bluelight Is a very good source for information, but verifying that information should still be done.
  • The NCBI Can be a very good source of accurate scientific information.

When researching a specific drug, one should always try to look at multiple sources that agree. To get a good idea about the effects you may experience, reading experience reports on bluelight and erowid, among other drug-related forums and sites, is a good idea. That, however, is not enough to go on. You should also look into long-term and short term health effects via scientific literature found in reputable journals or on the NCBI / other government health sites. This information is peer reviewed, and usually pretty accurate. Still, some studies are not corroborated by other studies, so it's almost always a good idea to look for a meta-study (a collection of studies) to figure out what the scientific consensus is. You should also try to look into the authors of any given study to see if they have any obvious reason to fudge a given study, and you should see if the given study is discredited or has been refuted.

Watch for things that sound too good or too bad to be true. There's a lot of hype on both sides of the war, and finding accurate no-bullshit information can be tedious and can take time. To protect your well-being, it's well worth the time, however. We will strive to present accurate cited information about drugs on this site, but as stated, you should do your own research, follow citations, and decide for yourself. Please let us know if there's any dangerous and incorrect information on this site.

Drugs: Dangerous, Harmless, Everything in between[edit]

As a general reference, this section aims to be an acceptable list of the relative health dangers of various drugs. It's listed in approximate order from least likely to cause harm to most likely to cause serious harm. Please note that any psychoactive drug can cause a psychological addiction, and some can cause physical withdrawal symptoms. Any drug in excess can be bad for you, and many can kill you. Differences may also occur when combining drugs or during pregnancy. Don't view this list as a definitive guideline. Please do your own research.


Low Risk Drugs[edit]

These have little to no danger of overdose, mild to no withdrawal, and low potential for physical addiction. It is recommended that you avoid activities involving vehicles, heavy machinery, or weapons while under the influence of these substances.

  • Cannabis - Cannabis has a very low risk of only psychological addiction. May cause mild paranoia in a few, can reduce motivation with heavy use, and can aggravate schizophrenia. Other than that, is generally considered extremely safe. There have never been any reported deaths.
  • Psilocybin - Psilocybin has a very low risk of overdose.The amount required to achieve LD50 far exceeds standard recreational doses.Psilocybin has no risk of physical dependence[citation needed] and a very low risk of psychological dependence. The primary health concerns associated with psilocybin use are as follows:
    • Accidental injury to self or others[citation needed]
    • Possible paranoid, anxious, and/or psychotic behavior and thinking in individuals that are vulnerable to or suffer from mental or personality disorders.[citation needed]
    • Adverse/unwanted interactions with MAOI medications[citation needed]
    • Negative experiences and thoughts during the duration of the trip[citation needed]

Most adverse mental or physical effects caused by psilocybin diminish after the experience is over and do not persist for longer periods of time.[citation needed] There is a limited amount of information on psilocybin withdrawal, as it is not a substance that is commonly used on a regular basis; this reduces the potential for dependence (and thus withdrawal) to near zero.

  • Salvia Divinorum - Salvia has a very low risk of overdose.[citation needed] The amount required to achieve LD50 far exceeds standard recreational doses.[citation needed] Salvia has no risk of physical dependence[citation needed] and a very low risk of psychological dependence.[citation needed] The primary health concerns associated with salvia use are as follows:
    • Accidental injury to self or others[citation needed]
    • Possible paranoid, anxious, and/or psychotic behavior and thinking in individuals that are vulnerable to or suffer from mental or personality disorders.[citation needed]
    • Negative experiences and thoughts during the duration of the trip.[citation needed]

Most adverse mental or physical effects caused by salvia diminish after cessation of use and do not persist for longer periods of time.[citation needed] There is a limited amount of information on salvia withdrawal, as it is not a substance that is commonly used on a regular basis; this reduces the potential for dependence (and thus withdrawal) to near zero.[citation needed]

  • DMT - DMT has a very low risk of overdose.[citation needed] The amount required to achieve LD50 far exceeds standard recreation doses.[citation needed] DMT has no risk of physical dependence[citation needed] and a very low risk of psychological dependence.[citation needed] The primary health concerns associated with DMT use are as follows:
    • Accidental injury to self or others[citation needed]
    • Adverse/unwanted interactions with MAOI medications[citation needed]
    • Negative experiences and thoughts during the duration of the trip[citation needed]
    • Possible paranoid, anxious, and/or psychotic behavior and thinking in individuals that are vulnerable to or suffer from mental or personality disorders.[citation needed]

Most adverse mental or physical effects caused by DMT diminish after cessation of use and do not persist for longer periods of time.[citation needed] There is a limited amount of information on DMT withdrawal, as it is not a substance that is commonly used on a regular basis; this reduces the potential for dependence (and thus withdrawal) to near zero.[citation needed]

  • Mescaline - Mescaline has a very low risk of overdose.[citation needed] The amount required to achieve LD50 far exceeds standard recreation doses.[citation needed] Mescaline has no risk of physical dependence[citation needed] and a very low risk of psychological dependence.[citation needed] The primary health concerns for mescaline are as follows:
    • Negative experiences and thoughts during the duration of the trip.[citation needed]
    • Possible paranoid, anxious, and/or psychotic behavior and thinking in individuals that are vulnerable to or suffer from mental or personality disorders.[citation needed]

Most adverse mental or physical effects caused by mescaline diminish after cessation of use and do not persist for longer periods of time. There is a limited amount of information on mescaline withdrawal, as it is not a substance that is commonly used on a regular basis; this reduces the potential for dependence (and thus withdrawal) to near zero.

  • LSD - LSD has a very low risk of overdose.[citation needed] The amount required to achieve LD50 far exceeds standard recreation doses.[citation needed] LSD has no risk of physical dependence[citation needed] and a very low risk for psychological dependence. The primary health concerns for LSD use are as follows:
    • accidental injury to self or others
    • Negative experiences and thoughts during the duration of the trip.[citation needed]
    • Possible paranoid, anxious, and/or psychotic behavior and thinking in individuals that are vulnerable to or suffer from mental or personality disorders.[citation needed]
  • Nitrous Oxide - Non-addictive short acting dissociative, can lead to Vitamin B12 deficiency if used often without supplementation. If inhaled improperly, can cause freezer burn. It is the propellant in whipped cream.
  • Nootropics - Improve alertness and mental function. Most nootropics are perfectly safe, but may be hard to get. Watch out for fakes, esp. from internet shops advertised by spam. Take the right dosage of ones with circulatory effects. Don't believe any herbal treatment until the substance in question is studied and proven to really have an effect.
  • Modafinil - Modafinil has a relatively high LD-50, and there are no known deaths associated with it. It is, however, associated with some mild side effects, and in rare cases skin rashes and other dermatological issues.

Moderate Risk Drugs (Use sparingly)[edit]

  • Caffeine (high dose, pure powder)- small risk of heart problems (including heart attacks) if you OD and/or have congenital defects. One cup of good brewed coffee is 150mg, instant is about half as strong for comparison. Past about 3 grams is really risking heart attack and jitteriness and sickness. Caffeine can also be freebased and smoked. Can be habit forming, reduced effects in long term usage, fairly bad crash from chronic overdose. (mostly headaches and depression)
  • 2C-B - 2C-B is relatively unstudied, and thus caution should be taken. The LD-50 is unknown. It is widely used and there are few reported serious adverse effects, however, long-term effects are no known and short-term effects are not verified. Proceed with caution.
  • MDMA - Relatively safe, although high doses can be dangerous. At least one severe overdose has lead to death. Some long-term cognitive effects have been reported in the literature relating to memory. MDMA is often mixed with other drugs, be careful to ensure purity.
  • Diethyl Ether - Inhalation danger from impure mixtures which can damage the airways and lungs, reduces lung capacity and efficiency. Low likelihood of overdose.
  • Dextromethorphan - AKA DXM, Robotussin, Dissociative, often makes user feel they are having heart problems (although this is almost never the case, it's caused quite a few 911 calls.) Anecdotal reports of heavy repeated use causing significant damage. Slows down reflexes and reduces mental sharpness.
  • BZP - dehydration possible (drink plenty of water), serious risk when mixed with alcohol, low chance of serious adverse reactions (palpitations, seizures), some report nausea/vomiting.
  • 5-MeO-DMT - Similar to DMT, causes muscle twitching and jerking, can lead to very negative feelings. Smaller dose required than DMT.
  • Alprazolam (Xanax) - Possibly habit-forming, OD possible especially by injection due to filtering and dissolution difficulties. Causes severe memory impairment at higher dosages.
  • Amphetamines(incl. Ephedrine) - Addictive and can cause a risk of heart problems (including heart attacks) with frequent use. Causes tooth chatter and grinding. May have cognitive effects depending on the amphetamine for long term use. Come-down may be harsh.

High Risk Drugs[edit]

  • Alcohol - very addictive to some, poisonous in large quantity, can damage your liver over time, may affect growth if consumed when young. Relatively easy to consume a lethal amount when drinking hard liquor, known to cause severe psychological problems. Some brain damage with long-term use. Impairs judgment, which can lead user to inappropriate behavior and/or dangerous situations. Crash from overdose can be life-threatening, so weaning off or using benzos is advisable for really bad cases. (recognizable as shakes, delirium tremens)
  • GHB - Has been associated with numerous deaths when used in excess. Can be neurotoxic and may cause memory and learning deficiencies.
  • Nicotine - Addictive both physically and socially, may justify irrational behavior to ingest more nicotine. Increases risk of cancer, lung disease, reduces athletic ability and can permanently stain teeth. Can be useful for stopping bad nausea or vomiting, but it's often better to allow the body to purge itself.
  • Opium - very addictive, over dose is possible, CNS depression possible.
  • SSRIs (antidepressants) - often fairly addictive and have important adverse effects, usually on circulation and fat storage. Very long half-life! Some others reduce motivation. They can interfere with sleep cycles and cause violent behavior. Avoid if you don't like pulling knives on your loved ones.
  • MAO inhibitors - interact with many food items (esp. cheese) and drugs. The adverse reaction can be very violent and require call to hospital. Sometimes used to prolong the trip on short acting tryptamine drugs (don't do it if you don't know what you are doing, this is really dangerous!) or enable oral use of tryptamines like 5-Meo-DMT or DMT: you need to combine DMT with MAO inhibitor to feel any effects when taking it orally.
  • Cocaine (not crack) - Risk of heart problems (including heart attacks, increases with dose) if you have congenital defects; perforates your nasal cavities unless taken IV, which instead damages veins and can cause spread of blood-borne disease; psychological problems include justification of antisocial behavior to obtain more. Slightly brain-damaging.

Extreme Risk Drugs[edit]

  • Ketamine - A highly addictive dissociative, difficult to quit, risk of heart attack. Use for larger surgery instead if no professional help is available.
  • Crack cocaine/Freebase cocaine - fast acting, short lasting, habit forming, significant risk of serious heart problems and lung damage, regular use use often leads to total disregard of health, added danger due to poor street quality and questionable cutting, causes major psychological problems, esp. with repeated use. Causes tooth chatter and grinding, have a baby chewy to prevent tooth damage. Somewhat neurotoxic.
  • Methamphetamine - same as amphetamines, but much more euphoric, and therefore, addicting. causes disregard of personal health, habitual use is very weakening, causes paranoia, changes personality, street quality often quite poor. Causes tooth chatter and grinding, have a baby chewy to prevent tooth damage. Causes brain damage with long-term use.
  • PCP - Incredibly easy to overdose. Long term use leads to severe psychotic episodes and cause violent personality changes. Neurological toxin.
  • Inhalants (glue, petroleum ether, toluene, gasoline, nail polish, etc.) - can have significant health impact including death. Severe brain damage possible with few uses, especially if air is blocked, the high is _caused_ by neurological toxicity. All solvents are toxic by the virtue of being solvents. You need good ventilation when working with these.
  • Heroin - High risk of addiction, high risk of overdose, opioid compound used primarily for recreational use.

Making Plans & Not Getting Caught[edit]

If you have decided you want to use any given drug for recreational purposes, illicit or otherwise, you should spend some time preparing for the high. Some drugs give off a distinct odor, some can make you act in abnormal ways, and some can have a psychological impact on you. You should have already done all the applicable research on your given drugs safety, read experience reports, and found reputable sources that corroborate giving you a starter dose. Once these things are taken care of, ensure that you have a safe place with ample amount of time to use. The last thing you want to do is end up tripping while in an unsafe environment, or in an environment that causes stress, or smoking weed and finding yourself having dinner with family.

Tips for not getting caught:[edit]

  • If you're smoking, wear a jacket and bring body spray or cologne, allowing you to avoid unnecessary attention. (And ease anxiety.)
  • If you're smoking pot, consider using eyedrops to prevent red eye.
  • If you're using psychedelics, consider asking someone to watch you. Especially if it's your first time. The last thing you want is a bad trip coming on all alone, causing you to do something stupid. Consider having your sitter learn about best practices for dealing with a bad trip beforehand.
  • Ensure your environment is secure and nobody will be showing up who you don't want to show up.
  • Avoid areas with security or police presence, you don't want to get searched.
  • Stay away from vehicles while under the influence, period.
  • If you find yourself in public, try to avoid acting in unnatural ways. Just enjoy yourself and get to where you're going.

Finding Drugs[edit]

One of the easiest ways to score is by attending the right kinds of parties. Many people will give out substances to those willing to experiment, and others believe that drugs enhance the atmosphere, thus giving them out. The more people on something at a party, the more solidarity there is, and the more synchronized the various party experiences are. Using amongst other users can enhance an experience.

Be weary of seedy characters. While some dealers just want to get some new customers, it is not unheard of for people to use drugs to influence and manipulate. If you have no experience with a given drug, and someone is offering it to you or seems intent on getting you to do it, don't do it. Avoid these situations. You do not want to be used or forced into any situation you don't want to be in. Just walk away. If you genuinely want to try a drug, you can make the transaction and then use it at a later time. Don't cave in to pressure. Avoid using unknown substances, and avoid using substances you have no experience with in public.

These days, you can also find drugs online. We'll include more information on that at a later date.

If you're interested in regularly doing drugs, it's easy to get involved in a group of like-minded users. Once you find a dealer, or if you know some friends who smoke, get some weed and offer to smoke them up. Or, ask them if they know where to get some weed, and admit that it's your first time. Some users will be happy to introduce you to their variety of drug. Others won't be. Eventually, you'll work your way into a group of friends who will invite you to use and hang out.

The Stoner Culture[edit]

(Note: This section should be transplanted into a new page about marijuana and rewritten. Or maybe just deleted.)

In almost every circle of drug users, there is an underground ring of fellow drug users. The folks involved in LSD, shrooms, or weed are usually a pretty friendly lot. Avoid the folks that are into chronic heroin and crack use, though, as those drugs tend to turn users into self-centered, thieving bastards and the dealers are scum. As long as you act nice, chances are they will be nice to you. Obviously, you will not make many friends in any drug circle if you act like an idiot when you are high or mention their name to any law enforcement officer.

NEVER approach a person (even if you know they are a dealer) asking for drugs if you have never met them. It is recommended that you meet them through a friend or meet them in person (like a casual run-in). The next time you see them, then you may be able to ask. Better is to smoke out for a bit with some new friends several times. Pot is actually a very social drug, and many folks like to smoke with other folks. Later you could offer to 'go in' or 'throw down' on a purchase with them. Trust and time goes a long way.

Each group of a drug culture has its own jargon it uses to describe the object of their 'hobby'. This can differ widely place to place. A person would have to be very sheltered or young not to know the more common nicknames. Any group specific nicknames can probably be picked up on easily. We are not going to insult intelligence by trying to make a list here. Any workplace or school drug poster, DARE, Google, or common sense will help you if you really are that much in the dark.

Getting Clean[edit]

Getting off some drugs like heroin is a real pain in the ass, yet others (like acid) you couldn't do day after day even if you wanted to.

First off, you have to WANT to get clean. You have to associate pain with the substance. You must break through all the wiring that your addicted brain has set up to make sure you continue to do the drug. These are usually justifications your brain plays for itself over and over. This can be done with visualization and willpower.

When you want to get clean, TAKE ACTION. Get rid of any drug, drug tools, etc. Get away from folks that do it, even if you consider them 'friends'. While it sounds harsh, many times these relationships are only based on addictive substances. Misery loves company. They can be enemies in disguise, sabotaging your attempts just to have someone to use with.

Do research into what withdrawal symptoms there may be and be prepared for them. Keep a list in your mind of what you have to gain by quitting and do not bend from these. You control your wiring.. humans are creatures of choice. Know what triggers cravings and have plans to deal with it. Know that cravings will get less and less as time goes on but can reappear months or years later. The crazy thing is with some drugs the memory imprint of how good the high was is remembered as better then the actual experience could ever be, so you are forever chasing that dragon.

Depression, loneliness, and boredom can be an enemy. The activities your brain justified when you were a slave and the results it blinded you are now crystal clear. Many people leave a string of broken families, pissed off former friends, lost possessions, and opportunities. Many times the drug took all the waking hours and now you have nothing to do but mope about the drug. Get a great non-drug hobby or activity NOW!

Do not worry too much about history. History is great research, and can be used somewhat to predict the future. But the truth is.. the future must be decided. By not being a slave, you can make those decisions. You can change the future.

Speaking of non-drug hobbies or activities, do not make the mistake of wiring your head making the activity or hobby the SOLE REASON you are straight. If something happens to that activity you may have no other wiring to keep from a relapse. You are free from slavery and supporting Phillip Morris, evil murdering drug cartel bastards, etc. Always remember that and your real reasons. Make this principle and deep in your character.

There are programs out there to help you get clean, check at the hospital, shelter, city clinic, etc. Sometimes you have to go along with someone else's philosophy to stay in the program -- play along if you have to in order to get and stay clean. More on rehabs is in Detox and Rehab Programs.

Remember that every time you try to quit and fail, you set yourself back to step one. There is no 'just one' with addictive stuff. Be aware that sometimes cravings can occur months or years later. Be prepared to stick by your principles.

Once you are clean, continue to stay away from those that do or sell drugs; the drug culture itself can be a hard habit to kick. Be careful what drugs you take for medicinal purposes; ask if they're addictive before the doctor hands them out.

The revolution awaits.....