• Hi, my name is

    Lucy.

     

    If you're going to do me 😉

     

    Do me, safely.

     

    This is a harm reduction guide with safety tips for psychedelics: LSD, psilocybin (shrooms), etc.

     

    👽

     

    🍄🐲🌈

  • Psychedelics need to be treated with care.

    And we'd like to tell you how.

    Did you know? There's a scientific paper that gives guidelines for safe use of psychedelics. If you want to be really prepared, we encourage you to read the whole paper.

    Johnson, M., Richards, W., & Griffiths, R. (2008). Human hallucinogen research: Guidelines for safety. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 22(6), 603–620. doi:10.1177/0269881108093587

     

    Key excerpts here, full paper here.

    1. Avoid psychedelics if you don't pass the risk factors

    Of 1200 LSD or mescaline research participants, only one person had a psychotic episode lasting more than 48 hours.

    Guess what?

    They had a schizophrenic twin. [1]

     

    This is the list that researchers recommend screening psychedelic participants by:

    • Generally healthy, not pregnant
    • Healthy blood pressure
    • Not using tricyclic antidepressants or lithium, SSRIs, haloperidol, or MAOIs (some of these increase psychedelic effects, some of them reduce effects). Ayahuasca + SSRIs is of particular concern.
    • Not taking 5-HTP, St John’s Wort
    • No current or past history of schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders, no Bipolar I or II disorder, and no first or second-degree relatives with these disorders.
    • Not a person who scores highly on the personality traits of rigidity and emotional lability (Emotional lability is a disorder characterized by involuntary emotional displays of mood that are overly frequent and excessive, often the result of various neuropathologies)
    • No cannabis or dronabinol for at least 24 h before a session.

    2. Have a sober guide who knows how to "Trip Safe"

    Have a 100% trusted sober guide present in the same location during the entire session. The guide should have good people skills and compassion, and the participant should feel comfortable expressing all aspects of themselves (especially sorrow, embarrassments, etc) with the guide, if they come up. Researchers recommend against having only a guide of the opposite gender to the participant. [1]

    3. Have a safe environment

    100% familiar (participant has been in the space at least once before for some time) and safe environment, with no sharp objects or utensils, windows that could be jumped out of, and no telephones if possible. [1]

    4. If you're trip sitting and your friend experiences fear or anxiety

    Encourage participants to mentally surrender to the experience if they face any challenging experiences. The guide should not try to talk them down to reality, but they can encourage them to mentally surrender and remind them that they will return to normal consciousness in ‘a few minutes’ or ‘a few hours’. [1]
     
    See this guide for more information.
     
    If distress can’t be managed with reassurance alone: oral 10mg Valium (diazepam) is recommended by researchers. [1] Xanax is less preferable as it takes longer to onset [2], but if used 0.5mg Xanax is equivalent in effect to 10mg Valium [3].

    References

    1: Johnson, M., Richards, W., & Griffiths, R. (2008). Human hallucinogen research: Guidelines for safety. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 22(6), 603–620. doi:10.1177/0269881108093587. Online.

    5. Our addition: If LSD, make sure it's real. (Not really a concern with shrooms)

    Thanks to a user for this suggestion.

     

    "LSD" is sometimes not really LSD.

    Unfortunately, LSD is much safer than the things it would be "faked/replaced" with.

     

    Read these for more info: here, here, here.


    If you can't be sure it's real LSD, don't take it. Seriously. Order a test kit and wait a week. Your safety is worth more.

    6. Our addition: Respect psychedelics. Dose appropriately.

    Start slow. If you're trying LSD, dose low. Have a trip sitter. Follow the guide.

     

    Psychedelics are powerful, and shouldn't be done haphazardly or messed around with.

     

    Respect psychedelics.

  • If a family member of mine was doing psychedelics soon, here's what I'd tell them.

    "The 10 Step Psychedelic Safety Guide"

    Prep, Step 0: Don't use psychedelics if these apply to you

    • If you're not willing to put in the effort to make sure you get safe/high quality product (more of a concern for LSD than for shrooms)
    • if you're not willing to put in the effort to be safe. while psychedelics can be used as toys and purely for fun, anyone who has had a scary trip will tell you that they need to be deeply respected
    • do not take if you've recently taken or are taking Lithium or tricyclics (like Amitriptyline, Anafranil, Asendin, Aventyl, Elavil, Endep, Norfranil, Norpramin, Pamelor, Sinequan, Surmontil, Tipramine, Tofranil, Vivactil) or ritonavir/indinavir
    • please note if you're taking SSRIs (Prozac, Zoloft, etc) you will likely have decreased effects. I'd suggest waiting until you get off those medications.
    • please note MAOIs (Marplan, Nardil, etc) can have strong interactions with psychedelics. suggestion: avoid the combination. thanks to hexachoron for better phrasing
    • err on the side of caution and don't dose if you have a history of mental illness personally or within your family especially schizophrenia

    Passie T, Halpern JH, Stichtenoth DO, Emrich HM, Hintzen A (2008). "The Pharmacology of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide: a Review". CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics. 14 (4): 295–314. doi:10.1111/j.1755-5949.2008.00059.x. PMID 19040555.

     

    Murray RM, Paparelli A, Morrison PD, Marconi A, Di Forti M (October 2013), "What can we learn about schizophrenia from studying the human model, drug-induced psychosis?", American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics, 162 (7, Special Issue: Identifying the Origins of Mental Illness: A Festschrift in Honor of Ming T. Tsuang): 661–670, doi:10.1002/ajmg.b.32177

    Prep, Step 1: If you're doing LSD, be careful to get real LSD.

    This is less of an issue with shrooms but still something to be aware of.

     

    If a family member was doing LSD, I would tell them not to get it from a dealer.

    "Firstly, it's illegal, so you shouldn't buy it and there are risks. But if you're going to buy it, do so from the dark net markets instead of a dealer, and read reviews to increase your confidence and pick a reputable vendor. You should test it as well, but realistically, Mr/Mrs family member, I expect if you order from a reputable vendor, you'll end up with safe/mostly pure product."

     

    LSD can come in: tabs, gel tabs, liquid. Or anything else where a liquid can be dropped on something - e.g. sugar cubes, microdots, etc.

     

    It seems that LSD purchased online is much likely to be safer than LSD purchased offline, thanks in part to online reviews and the DNM avengers. If you take this route, look for guides and resources on websites like Reddit so that you know how to get the safest substances.

     

    Alternatively, do Shrooms instead of LSD, as your risk of getting dangerous fake product goes to near zero.

    Prep, Step 2: If you're doing LSD, order a test kit so it arrives in time

    You should test even if you're getting it from a dark net vendor with good reviews and high trust. Just like you also should never download music illegally, you should never procrastinate, and so on. I'm being realistic. If I was talking to a family member, I wouldn't beg them to test it if I knew they were getting it from a good vendor on the dark net market.

     

    This is less of an issue with shrooms but still something to be aware of.

     

    If a family member was getting LSD from anywhere other than a high trust dark net market vendor, I would beg them to order a test kit. Real LSD, relative to other drugs, is pretty safe.

     

    Good LSD test kits:

    Think swallowing the tab means you don't have to test it? Unfortunately this isn't guaranteed. (The myth goes "if you swallow a tab of acid then if it's fake it won't work but if it's acid it will). Swallowing a tab for protection is definitely better than nothing and can only help, but our current understanding is that it's not a guarantee

     

    Not convinced you should order a test kit? Read this.

     

    Prep, Step 3: If you're tripping, do it on a Friday or Saturday.

    We strongly recommend treating psychedelics as a 2 day experience. >8 hrs sleep the night before, then the big day, then >8 hrs sleep that night, then take the next day for rest/recovery.

     

    A rest day is beneficial for both mental and physical health.
     
    This likely means tripping on a Friday or Saturday if you work Monday-Friday.

    Prep, Step 4: If you're tripping, consider doing it at home instead of at a venue

    Why would I recommend this to a family member?

     

    Especially before someone has experience (say 3-4 trips) I believe it's a good idea to trip in environments you know well. This way less unexpected things happen. Unexpected things can be hard to deal with on psychedelics.

    Prep, Step 5: Be smart with dosage

    Psychedelic doses are not linear.

     

    150ug of LSD is more than 1.5x as strong as 100ug of LSD

     

    Another point to consider: LSD from dark net markets is often stronger than "street LSD". So each time you get LSD from a new source, you should do a small-ish dose so that you know how strong the "batch/source" is.

     

    Shrooms:

     

    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+

     

    Researchers found that ~3.2 g mushrooms has about a 6x lower rate of "extreme" fear or anxiety compared to 4.8 g. [1]

    (Or more precisely, 20 mg psilocybin per 70 kg instead of 30 mg psilocybin per 70 kg.)

     

    Shrooms dosage calculator

     

    LSD Dosage Levels

     

    Anecdotally psychedelic dosage does not seem to vary much by weight

    Prep, Step 6: Pro-trip-tips

    (I would advise a family member to read this list carefully and follow the recommendations, especially if they had done psychedelics less than ~5 times)

    Prep checklist:

    • Read the comprehensive guide.
    • Trip sitter organized and prepared to spend a *long* time with you (e.g. ~14 hours if LSD or ~8 if shrooms)
    • Watch 'How to TripSit by PsychedSubtance'
    • Read A MANUAL FOR THE USE OF LSD
    • Get a thick weighty blanket
    • Set and setting. Very important: http://psychonautwiki.org/wiki/Responsible_use
    • Have Xanax/Valium on hand (optional)
    • Avoid smoking weed unless you want to significantly intensify the trip. For people who aren't very experienced especially smoking weed while on psychedelics can kick things "out of control" sometimes in an uncomfortable way
    • Make a big music playlist, with different music for different moods. For new users who are using LSD more for learning and less for partying, avoid music during the 2nd, 3rd and 4th hrs, or at least avoid music with words during this time (i.e. the peak)
    • Get rid of any responsibilities you have
    • Accept the possibility of an unexpectedly long (24 hr max) trip (unlikely)
    • Get a little bit of food, perhaps some fruit and a kombucha
    • Read https://www.reddit.com/r/LSD/comments/2zuyyb/updated_please_post_your_advice_for_first_timers/
    • Test your LSD
    • Know your dosage, prepare your dosage (e.g. if the paper needs to be cut), store it safely (in an amber glass jar)
    • Set ground rules with your tripsitter
    • "Spend an hour or two in nature the day before. I prefer to be alone and contemplate my intentions: why am I taking LSD? Do I want to reconnect to my artistic side? Do I want to explore the meaning of life? Do I want to slow down and just be in the moment? Do I want to watch Electric Sheep visualizers and play with glow sticks? These are very different than expectations, of which I'd suggest having none. Detailed plans tend to cause me stress. I once packed a backpack for three days before a trip, going as far as to draw a cross-section diagram to locate everything while peaking. I was fucking ready. Then I ate the acid and ended up watching ladybugs and grasshoppers and the clouds for a good four hours. I never even opened the bag. Intentions are good. Expectations are bad." Reddit user here
    • Clean your space the night before, clutter can be bad while tripping
    • "Understand that if you start to feel you are having a bad trip, it does NOT mean you are locked into a bad trip for the rest of the time. You can work through things and return the trip to a happy, positive place." src
    • Eat a good meal 1-2 hrs before you trip (perhaps some eggs)
    • Put your phone on silent
    • Get a notebook and a pen
    • Consider buying a flower and a candle to have available to look at while tripping
    • Consider having "Family photographs, a mirror, artistic objects, flowers, and other beautiful natural or manmade objects" available
    • Do it on a day where you have the day afterwards for rest, recovery, and re-integration (i.e. prep Friday night, take on Saturday, recover on Sunday)
    • Make a big music playlist -- this has some of the best music for lsd/mushrooms/etc here: https://open.spotify.com/user/hmdrobin/playlist/0ZaRudfEtSmq6RQTcqu3cy
    • If you normally drink coffee in the morning, consider just having a cup of caffeinated tea instead (advantages: slightly less caffeine, and also adds l-theanine for calmness)
    • Prepare food for the trip sitter (especially the sitter, the tripper won't be very hungry most likely) and the tripper so you don't need to get it during the trip. Suggestion: microwaveable rice packets are surprisingly good when combined with raspberries :P Also the sitter probably should eat before, and not eat while the tripper is peaking
    • To sleep at the end if you're having trouble, doxylamine succinate (sleeping pills, suggested dose 12.5mg) or a low dose of a benzo can be used
    • Lean into the discomfort. (Alternatively: "Whenever in doubt, turn off your mind, relax, float downstream.")

       

    Xanax or Valium can be used to smooth out a trip
    It can be more long term beneficial to "go into the discomfort" and learn from your rough experiences, but this is useful information still.

     

    Medical literature advises "a 10 mg oral dose of diazepam (valium)". Researchers recommend valium instead of Xanax if possible, but if not possible, then 0.5 mg xanax is equivalent to 10 mg valium.

    Johnson, M., Richards, W., & Griffiths, R. (2008). Human hallucinogen research: Guidelines for safety. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 22(6), 603–620. doi:10.1177/0269881108093587

     

    Best music on LSD

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Drugs/comments/4hvtuw/how_to_pick_music_for_people_on_lsd_from_a/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/LSD/comments/10jepv/good_acid_music/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/LSD/comments/2rj2dt/favorite_music_to_listen_to_on_lsd/

    Prep, Step 7: Trip-sitter

    A trip sitter is recommended if you're not experienced at a certain level of dosage.

    If a family member had done 100ug 3-4 times, and had another 100ug from the same batch (so they knew it was likely the same strength), then I would say they would probably be fine by themselves.

     

    If that same family member was going to do 175ug, and this was going to be their highest dosage so far, I would strongly encourage them or perhaps even mandate that they organized a trip sitter.

     

    How to get a trip sitter? Tell your friend that you appreciate them, and think very highly of them, and trust them, and would feel comforted and good if they read the "Trip Sitter Preparation" section on TripSafe and then tripsat you.

    The Trip 👽, Step 8

    Enjoy. At this point, you can let your trip sitter handle things.

     

    👽

     

    If you're at a computer, here are some cool things to play with:

    http://demo.marpi.pl/archan/eutow/

    Fluid Simulator

    The Aftermath, Step 9: Take a rest day, get sleep. Then wait until you've completely re-integrated the trip into your normal life before tripping again.

    It is recommended to wait at least until you have completely reintegrated the previous trip into your life before tripping again.

    Evangelism, Step 10: 😛 If after tripping you feel "the world would be better if more people did psychedelics at least once" check out these things

    Strongly recommend buying "The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide". If you aren't convinced, listen to this podcast episode first: Tim Ferriss Show: The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide

     

    This is also good: Tim Ferriss Show: Are Psychedelic Drugs the Next Medical Breakthrough? (the headline is optimized for clicks, but the content is awesome)

     

    Burning Man

    After doing psychedelics, you may find yourself wanting to attend burning man... Or perhaps you tried psychedelics at burning man. This is a better version of the burning man shopping checklist: BurnerList.org

     

    Donate to Zendo

    What is Zendo? Zendo provides Psychedelic First Aid for Festivals & Events. Read more.

     

    Learn more

    Clinical guidelines for safety:

    Johnson, M., Richards, W., & Griffiths, R. (2008). Human hallucinogen research: Guidelines for safety. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 22(6), 603-620. doi:10.1177/0269881108093587

     

    Research on whether psychedelics lead to mental health problems or not:

    Hendricks, P. S., Thorne, C. B., Clark, C. B., Coombs, D. W., & Johnson, M. W. (2015, March 13). Classic psychedelic use is associated with reduced psychological distress and suicidality in the United States adult population. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 29(3), 280-288. doi:10.1177/0269881114565653


    Johansen, P., & Krebs, T. S. (2015, March 01). Psychedelics not linked to mental health problems or suicidal behavior: A population study. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 29(3), 270-279. doi:10.1177/0269881114568039

     

    Get drug policy to move forward and become more sensible

    The single most effective thing you can do to move drug policy forward is to be out and proud about your own use.

     

    The best example from history: gay marriage approval. Initially, most people didn't know other gay couples, and approval was low. Then as gay people started to come out, more and more people knew people who they were already friends with that they now knew were gay. When you have a gay friend, it's much harder to oppose gay marriage. And so eventually, the approval started shifting, and then the policy began to follow.

     

    The same will happen with psychedelics.

     

    Tweet with #PsychedelicsBecause (doesn't auto tweet, it lets you edit before sending)

    Share Psychedelic Society's "Intro to Psychedelics" on Facebook (doesn't auto post, it lets you edit before sending, and you can choose to only share with specific people/groups)

    Share TripSafe.org on Facebook (doesn't auto post, it lets you edit before sending, and you can choose to only share with specific people/groups)

  • 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.


     

    1. If someone seems to be having a hard time, gently ask them if they would like someone to sit with them. If it seems disturbing to them to have someone sitting with them, have someone nearby keep an eye on them unobtrusively.
    2. Relate to them in the space they are in. Oftentimes, the thing which isolates people and creates a sense of paranoia or loss is that they are *so far out* of normal awareness that people are trying hard to ground them. Start off instead by trying to just be there for them. Try to see the world through their eyes.
    3. What different ways can you change setting (noise level, temperature, outside vs. inside, etc.)? A party/rave/concert setting can aggravate a person's state of mind. Consider finding the quietest place if it seems like it will help (taking cues from the experiencer), and ask people to not crowd around. Reassure them the situation is under control, noting those who offer help in case help is needed later. Another example of changing the setting may be turning the lights on/off.
    4. How can you minimize risk of emotional or physical harm? Remember your concern for how the person is feeling, not concern for the situation (as in "oh my gawd, we've got to do something.")
    5. Paranoia: If the person doesn't want anyone near them, hang back, turn so you aren't staring at them, but keep an eye on them as discretely as possible. Think about what it would feel like to be in a paranoid state, having some stranger (whether you are or not) follow you around and watch you.
    6. What objects/activities/distractions might help the person get through a difficult space (toys, animals, music, etc.)?
    7. No Pressure: Just be with them. Unless there is risk of bodily injury, just make it clear you are there for them if they need anything.
    8. Touch. Touch can be very powerful, but it can also be quite violating. In general, don't touch them unless they say its OK or they touch you first. If it seems like they might need a hug, ask them. If they are beyond verbal communication, try to be very sensitive to any negative reaction to touch. Try to avoid getting pulled into any sexual contact. Often, holding hands is a very effective and non-threatening way to let someone know you are there if they need you.
    9. Intensity can come in cycles or waves. It also can work as a system — a movement through transpersonal spaces which can have a beginning, a middle, and an end. Don't try to push too hard to move it.
    10. Not Forever: If they are connected enough to worry about their sanity, assure them that the state is due to a psychoactive and they will return to their 'home' state of mind in time.
    11. Normal Drug-Induced: Tell them they are experiencing the acute effects of a psychoactive (if you know what, tell them) and tell them that it is normal (although uncommon) to go through spiritual crises and they (like thousands before them) will be fine if they relax and let the substance run its course.
    12. Breathing: breathe with them. If they are connected enough to be present for assistance, get them to join you in deep, long, full breaths. If they're amenable to it, or really far out and freaking, putting a hand on their belly and saying, "breath from down here", "just keep breathing, you 'got it", can help.
    13. Relaxing: It can be very very hard to relax in the middle of dying or being pulled apart by demons, but tell them that you are there to make sure nothing happens to their physical body. One of the most important things during really difficult internal processes is to learn to be OK with them happening, to 'relax' one's attempt to stop the experience and just let it happen.
    14. Getting Meditative: Gently suggesting they try to close their eyes and focus inward can sometimes change the course of their experience.
    15. Barefeet on the ground: One of the most centering and grounding thing to do is to take off shoes and socks and get your feet directly on the hard ground. Be careful of doing this in toe-dangerous surroundings.
    16. Eye contact: If the person is not acting paranoid and fearful of you, make sure to include a lot of eye contact.
    17. Everything is Fine with Me: Make it clear that the whole world may be falling apart for them, but everything is OK with you.
    18. Healthy process: Crises are a normal part of the human psychological process and one way to engage them is as a process of healing, not a 'problem' to be fixed.



    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.'




    Ref: https://www.erowid.org/psychoactives/faqs/psychedelic_crisis_faq.shtml

  • I am having a rough trip

    Please click here if you need immediate assistance.
    http://chat.tripsit.me/

    "Say hi, tell us your substance and dose, and describe your issue.

    If no one responds within 30 seconds, say ~tripsit and someone will be with you immediately."
     

    http://chat.tripsit.me/

    Calming videos for if you are having a rough trip

  • Prep checklist: Your friend is tripping soon

    Want to know how to be an awesome trip sitter?

    You're a great friend for doing this!

     

    Do the following three things.

    Watch this video: How to TripSit by PsychedSubstance
    Then watch this video by MAPS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aBjoARwlOY

    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 and the Zendo Project Trip Sitter Guide

     

    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.

     

    Other tips:

    • Just go with it! Make it clear to the tripper beforehand that if they want you to switch out of "sitter" mode and into playful/friend mode, you're happy to at any point.
    • If the person plans to think, get writing utensils available to them in any position they are in. While peaking, it will tend to require far too much energy for the tripper to ask for a pen and paper. Seriously -- if you ask them "need anything?" they'll probably respond with "nope" because they're trying to work out how to get the energy to tel you that they want paper and pen. At best they *might* be able to wave their hand around to indicate a pen. It can be hard to understate how difficult it can be for the tripper to communicate to the sitter during the peak period :)
    • Sitter needs to have tons of patience - full day free, no phone calls needed etc
    • Have a watch to check the time so that you don't need to check your phone
    • Isolate the tripper from unnecessary problems -- like phone calls (turn off vibrate) or knocks at the door, but don't be weird or secretive about it. Trippers are pretty good at sensing small details so if you try and hide something they might worry :)
    • Reassure the tripper before you start that you will take full care of yourself -- and that you are happy to wait the entire time (say 16-24 hrs at most with LSD, likely 12-14 depending on dosage) with them. This is important so that they don't worry that you're dissatisfied or uncomfortable -- remember, they likely won't be able to communicate and ask you "are you comfortable" so they'll just think about it in their head
    • During their peak, try and sit mostly in one place, so have water/sunscreen/a book with you
    • Reading a book should be fine
    • If it's a place with windows where others can see in, you (the sitter) sitting outside or by the windows can be nice, a tripper would likely think "It's nice that they are by the window so that noone outside sees me doing crazy things inside and thinks I'm a crazy person and wants to call the police"
    • Don't dismiss anything they say. This applies just on the come up -- e.g. if they make a suggestion and you respond with an abrupt "nah" they may well take the negativity more than normal, and also after the peak while they are trying to communicate things to you -- just feel them and understand them, even if they things they are saying are scary to you or them, and know that you'll be in a better spot to discuss it all tomorrow.

     

     

    Further reading:

    http://psychsitter.com/download-manual/ (long but good)

    http://www.maps.org/resources/responding_to_difficult_psychedelic_experiences/101-how-to-work-with-difficult-psychedelic-experiences
    http://psychonautwiki.org/wiki/Trip_sitter

  • FAQ

    What are some psychedelic medical research studies currently recruiting participants?

    What is TripSafe?

    TripSafe provides safety tips and advice to help people who are going to do psychedelics like shrooms or LSD have the best and safest time possible.

    Where can I learn about entheogenic trips?

    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.

    What are psychedelics?

    Read this: http://psychedelicsociety.org.uk/introduction

     

    What does tripping do? Will I see elephants that don't exist?
    See here for an extremely accurate representation of what you might see.

     

    Other great resources to understand the basics:
    Mushrooms: http://disregardeverythingisay.com/post/34000699680/psilocin-mushrooms-broken-down-and-described

     

    LSD: http://disregardeverythingisay.com/post/34000922763/lsd-broken-down-and-described

     

    DMT: http://disregardeverythingisay.com/post/21660249429/dmt-broken-down-and-described

    Disclaimer

    TripSafe is a psychedelic harm reduction website.

    Do not consume any drugs without consulting a medical professional. This is for informational purposes only.

    News

    Check out this study via Imperial College London

    https://psychedelicsurvey.com/

     

    March 31st International Drug Checking Day

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Drugs/comments/61qu37/announcement_of_international_drug_checking_day/

  • 👽

    How safe are LSD and Shrooms relative to other drugs, like Cannabis and Tobacco?

    Nutt, D. J., King, L. A., & Phillips, L. D. (2010, November 01). Drug harms in the UK: A multicriteria decision analysis. The Lancet, 376(9752), 1558-1565. doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(10)61462-6

     

    Blue bar = harm to user, independent on the popularity of the drug

    Red bar = harm to society, depends on popularity of the drug

     

    "Finally, we should note that a low score in our assessment does not mean the drug is not harmful, since all drugs can be harmful under specific circumstances." Be safe.

     

    View paper: [1]

  • A BOOK YOU SHOULD BUY

    If you're at all into psychedelics. Note added May 4 2016

    Seriously. This book could be life-changing.

    If you aren't convinced, listen to this episode first: Tim Ferriss Show: The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide

     

    The book

  • UX + web designer or good editor/storyteller?

    Volunteer to help out

    We'd love someone to help turn this: TripSafe comprehensive guide

     

    Into a much more readable simplified version - both content wise, and visual/design wise. Right now that page is comprehensive, but it's far too much to expect most people to read. We'd like it to be simple enough that anyone considering psychedelics can read it.

     

    Helpful skills:

    Making websites or infographics that look pleasant

    and/OR

    Writing content that is engaging and simple (e.g. you've read Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t by Pressfield/Coyne)

     

    TripSafe helps over 150,000 people per year, so your work will be valued.

     

    Email [email protected] if you may be interested in volunteering. No worries if you've never volunteered for anything before, we will make it simple :-)