TRIP!


TRIP! provides safer sex and safer drug use info and supplies to party people in Toronto's electronic music communities. TRIP! is a grassroots initiative that sprouted in the summer of 1995 and has since nurtured healthy and wise choices among those in our communities. TRIP! neither condones nor condemns the use of any drug and instead provides information to help people make informed decisions that directly affect their long-term health.

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Think Buddy System for safety when going out! If you find THIS keeps happening, discuss it and plan around it before you step out!

Think Buddy System for safety when going out! If you find THIS keeps happening, discuss it and plan around it before you step out!

(Source: safecampaign)

Test it before you ingest it! Drug Testing Kit suppliers in North America: https://testkitplus.ca/?ap_id=TestIt http://www.dancesafe.org http://www.bunkpolice.org

Test it before you ingest it! Drug Testing Kit suppliers in North America: https://testkitplus.ca/?ap_id=TestIt http://www.dancesafe.org http://www.bunkpolice.org

Author Mike Power discusses the legal cat-and-mouse game that has caused the explosion in research chemicals

10 Safety tips women should know when going to their first music festival. What else would you add?

MAPS just completed the world’s first study of the therapeutic use of LSD in over 40 years, with positive results!

Now THIS is how you hype up a dull party. No previous experience required, it’s all about attitude :D ‪#‎hypecrew‬ ‪#‎makeeverythingarave‬

Know someone who’s had a bad reaction to recreational drugs? Have them fill out the anonymous Bad Drugs Report & we’ll share trends! http://ReportBadDrugsTO.ca

Know someone who’s had a bad reaction to recreational drugs? Have them fill out the anonymous Bad Drugs Report & we’ll share trends! http://ReportBadDrugsTO.ca

It’s been a cold winter, but there’s more serious issues with smoking cigarettes inside than the smell. Toxins linger for a very long time in furniture, wall paint. Smoke outside or use nicotine gum!

Call for submissions to the 2014 Youth Research Symposium: Youth, Sexuality & Sexual Health. 250-word submissions due by Feb 27 2014

Support mental health empowerment and unity! @MadPrideTO is accepting submissions of all sorts until April 15th at http://www.MadPrideTO.com

Support mental health empowerment and unity! @MadPrideTO is accepting submissions of all sorts until April 15th at http://www.MadPrideTO.com

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood

Allies aren’t just great, they’re important and at times crucial - but don’t ever forget that self-determination and self-empowerment always need to come first, because the focus shouldn’t be on “granting” accepting to oppressed groups when the unaccepting are the ones who really need to get themselves “straightened” out!

(Source: perfectlorde, via projectqueer)

Warning: Neurotoxic Chemical Being Sold In European / North American Party Pills

It goes without saying that all research chemicals / designer drugs / novel psychoactive substances must be treated with an abundance of caution, even more than would be applied to “traditional” psychoactives (ones with a longer and more studied history of use).  As such, we tend not to spend a lot of time singling out particular ones as more risky than others, unless they are being remarketed as substances which they are not, sold without accurate labeling, etc - the general rules still apply. 
Do your research, realize that you may discover problematic effects that other users have yet to report, start small if you are trying something out, and have a friend “sit” you in case you run into trouble!
Nonetheless, a warning come across our desk (booth?) recently via the bluelight forums, and it is an unusually serious one.
Although this warning was initially posted in the summer, the company in question is still distributing the exact brands and chemicals described, even offering free samples.  There is a fair chance that you, your friend or your local head shop could wind up with something from this list.  If you encounter a person or a business in possession of these, please pass along this warning!
Text below has been quoted from the bluelight thread, and “AM-HI-CO” refers to a specific vendor while the rest of the given name is the specific pill branding. 

Highly questionable party pills, which according to the vendor/manufacturer contain para-chloroamphetamine / 1-(4-chlorophenyl)propan-2-amine. All products of this producer marked with a 3 contain the proven neurotoxin. These are, in alphabetical order:
AM-HI-CO BENZO EXTREME 3AM-HI-CO DIABLO XXX 3 AM-HI-CO DIABLO XXX EXTREME 3AM-HI-CO HEAD RUSH ULTRA 3AM-HI-CO SPACE TRIPS 3 AM-HI-CO DYNAMITE N-R-G ULTRA 3AM-HI-CO DOVES ORIGINAL 3AM-HI-CO DOVES ULTRA 3AM-HI-CO E-BLAST 3AM-HI-CO E-PEP 3AM-HI-CO E-XTC 3 AM-HI-CO EXTREME RUSH 3AM-HI-CO EXOTIX SUPER STRONG 3AM-HI-CO EXOTIX ULTRA 3AM-HI-CO HYPER X ULTRA 3AM-HI-CO MIND CANDY 3AM-HI-CO NEURO TRANCE 3AM-HI-CO RED DOVES 3AM-HI-CO ROCKET FUEL ULTRA 3AM-HI-CO SPEED FREAK ULTRA 3AM-HI-CO SPEED RUSH 3 AM-HI-CO X-TACY ULTRA 3
Vendors stocking it are listing this item stating it contains “4-chloroamphetamine ; 1-(4-chlorophenyl)propan-2-amine”
This substance, 4-CA (or PCA, para-Chloroamphetamine) , is a highly neurotoxic substance that selectively destroys serotonin receptors and is in fact used in animal testing as a toxin to give lab animals permanent serotonergic brain damage needed for certain experiments.
This is not a novel drug that might be bad, its a very well known substance that is highly neurotoxic among a wide range of mammals, and is in fact used as a neurotoxin in animal testing for many decades. 

Warning: Neurotoxic Chemical Being Sold In European / North American Party Pills

It goes without saying that all research chemicals / designer drugs / novel psychoactive substances must be treated with an abundance of caution, even more than would be applied to “traditional” psychoactives (ones with a longer and more studied history of use).  As such, we tend not to spend a lot of time singling out particular ones as more risky than others, unless they are being remarketed as substances which they are not, sold without accurate labeling, etc - the general rules still apply. 

Do your research, realize that you may discover problematic effects that other users have yet to report, start small if you are trying something out, and have a friend “sit” you in case you run into trouble!

Nonetheless, a warning come across our desk (booth?) recently via the bluelight forums, and it is an unusually serious one.

Although this warning was initially posted in the summer, the company in question is still distributing the exact brands and chemicals described, even offering free samples.  There is a fair chance that you, your friend or your local head shop could wind up with something from this list.  If you encounter a person or a business in possession of these, please pass along this warning!

Text below has been quoted from the bluelight thread, and “AM-HI-CO” refers to a specific vendor while the rest of the given name is the specific pill branding. 

Highly questionable party pills, which according to the vendor/manufacturer contain para-chloroamphetamine / 1-(4-chlorophenyl)propan-2-amine. All products of this producer marked with a 3 contain the proven neurotoxin. These are, in alphabetical order:

AM-HI-CO BENZO EXTREME 3
AM-HI-CO DIABLO XXX 3 
AM-HI-CO DIABLO XXX EXTREME 3
AM-HI-CO HEAD RUSH ULTRA 3
AM-HI-CO SPACE TRIPS 3 
AM-HI-CO DYNAMITE N-R-G ULTRA 3
AM-HI-CO DOVES ORIGINAL 3
AM-HI-CO DOVES ULTRA 3
AM-HI-CO E-BLAST 3
AM-HI-CO E-PEP 3
AM-HI-CO E-XTC 3 
AM-HI-CO EXTREME RUSH 3
AM-HI-CO EXOTIX SUPER STRONG 3
AM-HI-CO EXOTIX ULTRA 3
AM-HI-CO HYPER X ULTRA 3
AM-HI-CO MIND CANDY 3
AM-HI-CO NEURO TRANCE 3
AM-HI-CO RED DOVES 3
AM-HI-CO ROCKET FUEL ULTRA 3
AM-HI-CO SPEED FREAK ULTRA 3
AM-HI-CO SPEED RUSH 3 
AM-HI-CO X-TACY ULTRA 3

Vendors stocking it are listing this item stating it contains “4-chloroamphetamine ; 1-(4-chlorophenyl)propan-2-amine”

This substance, 4-CA (or PCA, para-Chloroamphetamine) , is a highly neurotoxic substance that selectively destroys serotonin receptors and is in fact used in animal testing as a toxin to give lab animals permanent serotonergic brain damage needed for certain experiments.

This is not a novel drug that might be bad, its a very well known substance that is highly neurotoxic among a wide range of mammals, and is in fact used as a neurotoxin in animal testing for many decades. 

Recovery (blog post)

vrksm:

Hey Folks,

I’ve been given the opportunity to represent the TRIP! Project at the Club Health 2013 conference taking place in San Francisco this May. I have been an Outreach Worker with the TRIP! Project since 2011, when I participated in the Youth Succeeding in Employment Program…