The media has recently reported the invention of a new type of syringe which can only be used once, created to help prevent the spread of diseases through the re-use of needles. The SafePoint works by having the syringe break if the plunger is pulled back for a second use. Continue reading One-use Syringes to Save Lives of IV Drug Users?
The TripSit team is always looking for new ways we can more easily and effectively communicate harm reduction information concerning drugs to our users; we believe that the accessibility of this data is paramount to giving people the ability to make safer and more informed decisions about their drug use.
A major incarnation of this effort are our Factsheets, which provide simple and easily digestible information on more than 250 drugs. By providing a single page with summarised information on various important traits of a drug, a factsheet quickly and easily informs a user of the major issues to be aware of when taking the drug. Similar to our drug combinations chart, they are designed to give an accessible overview of important data, while for more in-depth information about a drug, we have the TripSit Wiki. Continue reading TripSit Factsheets
Electronic cigarettes, used both as a stable alternative to smoking tobacco and as a method of cessation, have become wildly popular in recent times. Many smokers have taken up the practice as an alternative to smoking, while the hardware aspect has borne a thriving hobbyist community. Continue reading A Lesser-Known Benefit of the Electronic Cigarette
Another of the popular research chemicals available on the Internet of late is Etizolam, which is an analogue of the more traditional benzodiazepines; carrying an almost identical effect profile to its short-acting hypnotic counterparts, such as Xanax. As it stands, etizolam is one of the most popular research chemicals widely available on the Internet – despite this, it remains largely unscheduled worldwide. Continue reading History of Etizolam
Most research chemicals are seen as new drugs, either completely new syntheses or chemicals which have previously lain dormant in the writings of Alexander Shulgin. However, some research chemicals have a much longer history of use in research, illicit and licit use.
AMT is one of these, having been originally discovered by the pharmaceutical manufacturing company Upjohn while researching novel anti-depressants. It saw particular study due to its properties as a MAOI; eventually, a similar drug (the alpha-ethylated homologue of AMT) was made available as an anti-depressant in the USA during the 60s as ‘Monase.’ Curiously, AMT itself was actually available as the anti-depressant ‘Indopan,’ sold in the Soviet Union between the 60s and the 80s, when it was phased out due to its tendency for interesting side-effects. Continue reading AMT – The Classic Research Chemical