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DO ME, SAFELY.
(THIS IS A PSYCHEDELIC HARM REDUCTION GUIDE FOR LSD, SHROOMS, AND SO ON.)
TRIPPING SOON? HERE ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT TIPS.
#1: Buy a test kit. Only ~$2 per test. http://www.amazon.com/NIK-Drug-Test-Kit-LSD/dp/B002ATUECS/
Getting the right source is the #1 issue with LSD.
#2: Tell at least one friend that you appreciate them, and you would feel very comforted if they read/follow the instructions in the trip sitter preparation section on tripsafe. Ask them if they'd be happy to tripsit. Especially important if you're inexperienced or trying a new dosage level for the first time (1.5 tabs is not the same as 1 tab!).
#3: Be aware of dosage. Also, different sources for LSD can have very different strengths! Especially take note if you're used to getting street LSD and then you switch to dark net market LSD. The dark net tabs tend to be much higher quality.
AUG 25: THOUGHTFUL READER QUESTION
"I've had ~10 psychedelic experiences. My last three were more anxious/less positive than the rest (2 acid trips, 1 DMT).
I'd like to get back into it.
What's the best way to get back into it after the recent more anxious experience? I'm nervous because it's been so long.
Any opinions or advice?
I will also be doing some meditation both the day before and the morning of the day I re-embark."
If any helpful readers have advice for this thoughtful reader, send them to [email protected] within the next week or so.
All throughout June, July and August 2016 we've been making minor updates to the content :)
SEP 19 2016: GIVE NOW FOR PSYCHEDELIC HARM REDUCTION
SEP 20 2016: HOW TO ORDER SAFE DRUGS ONLINE
As drugs go, psychedelics are some of the safest.
Unfortunately, other drugs are often sold as LSD, and they are almost always far less safe.
With shrooms, street shrooms are likely safe. Unfortunately the same is often untrue for LSD.
If you're buying LSD, please buy it in the safest manner possible so that you don't risk your health.
SEP 22 2016: HOW TO GROW SAFE SHROOMS?
"Too many people die from taking what they think is LSD, but is actually an NBOME."
This site is a resource. Deaths could have been prevented if people who took NBOMEs had all taken shrooms that had been grown, instead.
Great site: http://www.growingshrooms.org/
What does tripping do? Will I see elephants that don't exist?
See here for an extremely accurate representation of what you might see:
Should I smoke weed while tripping?
If you need to ask this question, probably not — it can make it much more intense.
At least, try and wait until the tail end of the trip, rather than smoking during the peak.
Great resources to understand the basics:
How often can I trip (Sep 2016)?
It is recommended to wait at least until you have completely reintegrated the previous trip into your life before tripping again.
If possible, try and identify what variety of shrooms you are taking.
Different mushrooms have different potencies.
As a general rule:
• Threshold: .25 g; 1/100oz
• Light: .25 - 1 g; 1/100-1/28oz
• Common: 1 - 2.5 g; 1/28-1/10oz
• Strong: 2.5 - 5 g; 1/10-1/6oz
• Heavy: 5 + g; 1/6oz+
PSYCHEDELIC DOSAGE IS NOT WEIGHT DEPENDENT.
Don't use 5g on your first time because you weigh more than your friends. Seriously.
I am having a rough trip
Calming videos for if you are having a rough trip
MY FRIEND IS HAVING A ROUGH TRIP
The purpose of sitting with someone in crisis is not to reduce effects, but to create and maintain a safe place where the individual can play out the process without coming into contact with themselves or others.
Everything is Fine with Me: Make it clear that the whole world may be falling apart for them, but everything is OK with you.
Also, if you're having a bad trip, no you won't die! Things can seem much worse during the trip. Afterwards, they will realize, of course I/they weren't going to die, but during the trip some aspects of reality can disappear, so remember to be reassuring.
Though if they didn't ask if they are going to die, don't go saying, “don't worry, you're not going to die”... That won't be very helpful! Instead, remember, make it clear that no matter what is going on with them, everything is OK with you, you aren't scared for them, etc. If you're really scared for them and show it, they will likely get unnecessarily worried.
If you have a blanket: 'the most comforting thing that some people reported helped them during the most acute experiences is having a blanked wrapped around them.'
Prep checklist: I'm tripping soon
Best music on LSD
Things you should have:
A trip sitter (who has read the preparation materials below), if needed
Have a tripsitter who knows that thick weighty blankets wrapped around you can really help if you're having a rough trip.
Knowledge: even if you aren't being or having a trip sitter, it's probably worth watching this great video 'How to TripSit by PsychedSubtance'
Xanax or Valium can be used to smooth out a trip
Test your substance
Remember that it's really important to ensure the source of what you are taking.
It is not uncommon to have someone tell you something is LSD, but it ends up being something else.
This is the highest risk part of doing LSD -- making sure that you actually have LSD.
Buy a test kit here http://www.amazon.com/NIK-Drug-Test-Kit-LSD/dp/B002ATUECS/
Typically, dark web vendors have reviews which helps ensure that when they sell something as LSD, it is actually LSD.
Should I have a trip sitter?
If you aren't very experienced, probably.
How do you know if you're experienced enough? If you need to ask the question of whether you should have a trip sitter, you probably should :-) Better safe than sorry :-)
Also, even if you are experienced, if you're trying a new dosage, it's probably worth having a sitter. If you've only ever done 1 tab before, you may underestimate the increase that doing 1.5 tabs may yield.
If you wish to use psychedelics as a tool to assist psychotherapy, here are some links to check out.
The Entheogenic Trip
Entheogenic roughly means drawing yourself closer to spirituality, or the god within.
See the book The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide for a guide on how to perform such an experience.
It requires two people, one sitter and one tripper.
More tips for first timers:
Prep checklist: Your friend is tripping soon (aka, How to be an awesome trip sitter)
You're a great friend for doing this!
Do the following three things.
And then read the 'my friend is having a rough trip' section
If you want to be super thorough, read https://drugs-forum.com/forum/showwiki.php?title=The_psychedelic_crisis:_bad_trip
I cannot emphasize enough how valuable this 30 minute time investment is. Watch the videos with friends if you want, and that way it's just an excuse to watch videos with people.
http://psychsitter.com/download-manual/ (long but good)
A BOOK YOU SHOULD BUY
If you're at all into psychedelics. Note added May 4 2016
Seriously. This book could be lifechanging.
If you aren't convinced, listen to the second podcast episode below first.
Also, you should listen to:
Tim Ferriss Show: Are Psychedelic Drugs the Next Medical Breakthrough? (ignore the clickbait headline, but the content is awesome)
Tim Ferriss Show: The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide (this is the episode that convinced me that I should buy the book)
For both I'd suggest listening on a faster speed, the Overcast.fm web player is pretty good for that