Nootropic. Nootropics (/noʊ.əˈtrɒpɨks/ noh-ə-TROP-iks), also referred to as smart drugs, memory enhancers, neuro enhancers, cognitive enhancers, and intelligence enhancers, are drugs, supplements, nutraceuticals, and functional foods that improve one or more aspects of mental function, such as working memory, motivation, and attention. The word nootropic was coined in 1972 by the Romanian Dr.
Corneliu E. Giurgea, derived from the Greek words νους nous, or "mind", and τρέπειν trepein meaning to bend or turn. Availability and prevalence At present, there are only a few drugs which have been shown to improve some aspect of cognition in medical reviews.  Many more are in different stages of development. The most commonly used class of drug is stimulants, such as caffeine. Academic use Surveys suggest that 3–11% of American students and 0.7–4.5% of German students have used cognitive enhancers in their lifetime. Side effects Drugs
Responding to Difficult Psychedelic Experiences. Crisis Intervention - Difficult Situations. Psychoactive Vaults : Psychedelic Crisis FAQ. This FAQ is not regularly updated or maintained.
It may include out-of-date information. Please check the version date to see when it was most recently revised. For current information, see Erowid's summary pages in the substance's main vault. Disclaimer This FAQ is presented for informational purposes only. Credits The information contained in this FAQ has been culled from a variety of sources. Revision History 0.5 - 09/10/97 - Assembled emails and passed around for comment 1.0 - 05/03/98 - Created the basic HTML, FAQ. 1.1 - 11/07/98 - Added index, disclaimer, credits, and significantly improved organization. 1.2 - 12/18/99 - Updated Antidotes section. 2.0 - 08/22/01 - Reorganized from a realtime usage perspective, added Assessment section 2.1 - 08/01/05 - Changed reference to CPR/Rescue Breathing in "Critical or Life Threatening Situation" section 2.2 - 02/17/14 - Added Tripsit link Introduction Assessment Type of Situation Is there immediate or potential physical danger?
Quick List Summary. Substance Abuse Symptoms - Part 7. Rites of passage project. Welcome to the MAPS Rites of Passage project, an alternative to the abstinence-only drug abuse prevention strategies currently dominating public discourse.
Acknowledging that experimentation with consciousness is nearly universal, we believe that the creation of socially-sanctioned contexts for the beneficial uses of psychedelics and marijuana may be a powerful approach to reducing drug abuse. In other words, education about appropriate drug use may be more effective in reducing drug abuse than the pursuit of an undesirable and entirely unobtainable "Drug-Free" world. MAPS' Rites of Passage project is thus an effort to provide information to families, particularly parents and their adolescent children and young adults, about the potential benefits and risks of an educated and careful relationship with psychedelics and marijuana. Have you experienced psychedelics or marijuana with family members?
We'd like to hear from you. Recovery Month 2012 - Home. Drug laws abroad. There are currently more than 1,500 Britons in foreign jails for drug offences.
Before you pack that ounce, you may want to read on. What's the worst that could happen? Many countries outside the UK refuse to grant bail before trial and often detain people in solitary confinement Being caught by UK customs with a small amount of class C drugs, for personal use only, may just get you a financial penalty rather than a court case, however you will get a customs record, and if caught again you will get a criminal prosecution.
The forbidden fruits were eaten, And thereby the warm life of reason congealed. A grain of wheat eclipsed the sun of Adam, Like as the Dragon's tail dulls the brightness of the moon. . — Rumi: Masnavi I Ma'navi The files in this library are transmitted under the "Fair Use" rulingsregarding the 1976 Copyright Act for NON-profit academic, research, and general information purposes. Scientists suggest fresh look at psychedelic drugs. General Psychedelic Research. Links. Evolving consciousness, bite by bite. T R Y P T A M I N D . C O M. Leda > About Leda. The Lycaeum Entheogen Database (Leda) was created to organize the complex and ever-expanding web of entheogen information. Leda picks up where our old drug archives left off.
Our intent is to absorb all available entheogenic knowledge, cross-reference it for you, and make it browseable through an intuitive interface. This is a community project of immense size and complexity. As volunteers attempt to fill our continually growing vessel with knowledge, we are reminded of how little we actually know about these teachers, and how much research has yet to be done. Contributing We are always looking for help in the following areas: Leda > The Plant Kingdom and Hallucinogens by Richard Evans Schultes.
A wonderfully written book by the Father of Ethnobotany The plant kingdom and hallucinogens (part I) Ph.D., F.L.S. Richard Evans SCHULTES Curator of Economic Botany and Executive Director, Botanical Museum of Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A. The WWW Psychedelic Bibliography. References Database. Online Books : "Golden Guide Hallucinogenic Plants" by R.E. Schultes. The Golden GuideHallucinogenic Plants by Richard Evans Schultes.
This is your brain on love (and other drugs) Forget about roses.
If you really want to nail it tonight, try this on for size: Darling, when you touch my face like that, my dorsolateral middle frontal gyrus is but one region that releases a variety of chemicals into my blood stream, thus beginning their incredibly rewarding--and speedy--journey to my nether regions and resulting in undulating pleasures. So say researchers at Syracuse University who found, in their 2010 MRI study, "The Neuroimaging of Love," that falling in love takes about a fifth of a second, looks neurologically similar to getting high on cocaine, and affects sophisticated cognitive functions, including metaphors and body image. Which means you could also charm the object of your neuro-affection with the line: "Darling, given how quickly we fell in love, we should be celebrating the mere achievement of simply liking each other after the initial high wore off.
" Seeking the Truth : Hallucinogens. Drugs/Ethnobotony. Drug Stories ^_^ Psychedelics.