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Here is a collection of external links and resources that might come in handy.
Erowid is a member-supported organization providing access to reliable, non-judgmental information about psychoactive plants, chemicals, and related issues. They work with academic, medical, and experiential experts to develop and publish new resources, as well as to improve and increase access to already existing resources.
This is one of the oldest online drug resources available and the design shows it's age. As a database of information it is invaluable, but navigating the site can be a hassle.
PsychonautWiki is a community-driven encyclopedia striving to formally catalog the field of psychonautics in a scientific and comprehensive manner. Our primary motivations include; documenting all aspects of psychonautics (including practices like meditation, lucid dreaming, psychoactive substances, yoga, sensory deprivation, ritual, etc.) from a reason-based, scientific perspective and separating the field from its traditional esotericism.Providing education, encouraging safe practices, and rectifying cultural taboos associated with the experimentation and usage of psychoactive substances by providing accurate, evidence-grounded information drawn from both expert and lay communities.
In the familiar wiki interface "Psychonaut Wiki" presents facts about a wide range of psychoactive substances. Very similar to Erowid, but with a design that is easier to navigate.
Transform is a charitable think tank that campaigns for the legal regulation of drugs both in the UK and internationally. Prohibition cannot be judged a success on any front. Handing control of the drug trade to organised criminals has had disastrous consequences across the globe. Transform therefore works to get drugs under control by advocating for strict regulation of all aspects of the trade.
Check out their site for lots of in-depth information on drug policy and some really interesting strategies for dealing with the issues of todays situation.
Drug policy alliance
The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is one of the leading organization promoting drug policies that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights. We work to ensure that our nation’s drug policies no longer arrest, incarcerate, disenfranchise and otherwise harm millions – particularly young people and people of color who are disproportionately affected by the war on drugs.
Drug policy alliance does some great work in changing the policies we have towards drugs. I highly recommend checking out their site for more information and supporting them if possible.
Hamiltons pharmacopeia (tv-show)
In this docuseries, Hamilton Morris -- son of Oscar-winning documentarian Errol Morris -- explores the history, chemistry and societal impacts of some of the world's most unique drugs. Hamilton's work is driven by research -- his apartment is filled with books on the subject -- but he takes it beyond that by going to where the drugs are used to experience them first-hand and find out what happens to the people who use the substances. On his journey, Hamilton studies quaaludes in South Africa, where they are the nation's most commonly used recreational drugs, and traces the history of PCP while traveling across America to speak with addicts, dealers and chemists about the substance.
I cannot recommend this TV-show enough. It cuts through all the bullshit and just ignores todays political situation around drugs and explores some very interesting niche subjects. It looks beautiful and although the information do get technical sometimes it is presented in an entertaining and engaging way.
The "Drugs" subreddit on reddit is an amazing resource of discussion and information. They promote harm reduction and have a great team of dedicated admins and moderators that try to ensure the information is correct and relevant. It is however a user based discussion board so cross reference the information with other sources.
Psychedelic Support has a Network of clinics, therapists, counselors, and doctors that offer services (online and in-person) for psychedelic and plant medicine integration, transformational preparation, psychological and physical health, and personal growth. Search profiles, find integration events and professional trainings, and access free resources from the collective knowledge of the Psychedelic Support Network.