BP talks about drugs – the science behind them -how they work in the brain and body, and digestible, thoroughly researched text on their histories, their use and using culture, harm reduction tips and more. Stay tuned as our site develops. Please let us know of any good links or articles you think would make a good addition to BP.
Each drug’s page has more links in addition to the text, for webpages we recommend.
Safer Cannabis Toking – Is there a better or safest method to use cannabis?
Crack and Freebase Cocaine cocaine hydrochloride and base
Dexedrine dextroamphetamine sulphate
Ibogaine tabernanthe iboga
Ketamine (2-chlorophenyl)-2-(methylamino)-cyclohexanone (by BP’s A & E Lifestyles)
Magic Mushrooms psilocybin mushrooms
Magic Mushrooms – The Fly Agaric Mushroom (Amanita Muscaria)
Methadone methadone hydrochloride
Naltrexone (naloxone) naltrexone hydrochloride
Nitrous Oxide 2-(2-chlorophenyl)-2-(methylamino)-cyclohexanone
Additional information on drugs and safer ways to take them. (more coming – see A-Z of Users Health)
Additional articles by Black Poppy and others
20 Things to Remember When Mixing Drugs
Prescribing Amphetamine to Amphetamine Users as a Harm Reduction Measure International Journal of Drug Policy 9 (1998) 339–344
“Do Drugs Cause Addiction?”
A debate by Thomas Szasz. The following transcript is from debatesdebates, a nationally-broadcast public television show produced and directed by Warren Steibel at HBO studios in New York City. This show, entitled “Do Drugs Cause Addiction?” was taped on Aug 26, 1996.
The Scheduling of Substances : This is a good link to a site that covers various drug relate issues but puts on this page where all drugs stand in terms of the misuse of drugs act and their scheduling. The site also includes info on asbos and section 8.
“I disagree with both the drug criminalizers and the drug legalizers: with the former, because I believe that criminal law ought to be used to protect us from others, not from ourselves; with the latter, because I believe that behaviour, even if it is actually or potentionally injurious or self-injurious, is not a disease, and that no behaviour should be regulated by sanctions called “treatment”” (T. Szasz in his book “Our Right to Drugs”).