Submitted by Rob on Thu, 05/24/2007 - 19:02.
Check out this fascinating article about the convergence of underground dance parties and drug gangs in one of Brazil's poorest urban shantytowns. The gangs theselves often bankroll these wildly popular parties and the most powerful drug factions even commission musicians to make hit songs in their honour.
In the slums of Rio De Janeiro, drug lords armed with submachine guns have
joined forces with djs armed with massive sound systems and rude,
raunchy singles. Welcome to the most exciting—and dangerous—underground
club scene in the world.
By Alex Bellos
Read the full article at:
Submitted by admin on Sat, 05/05/2007 - 05:54.
Over the next several weeks, we'll be distributing a beautiful, educational, new, FREE CD-rom on Cannabis Harm Reduction, entitled 'Holy Smokes'. These are limited edition discs filled with a wealth of Canna info and music from some of your favourites:
Subatomic Sound System
Freedom of Expression
The Phat Conductor
Catch up with us at the Global Marijuana March on Saturday May 5th at Queen's Park (12-7pm), or locate the TRIP booth at your next event.
You don't wanna miss this...
Submitted by admin on Thu, 05/03/2007 - 08:33.
First and foremost, let me thank all of you who made it out to our Ketamine Kommunity Discussion on April 17th. We had a fantastic turn out (65+ peepz), and many more people who wrote in or called to say that they were very interested in the information but unfortunately could not attend. Thank you *all* for your interest in what we feel is an important kommunity issue.
Highlights of the evening included amusing questions like, 'Do you believe that K is a magical drug?', and 'Does K make you smarter?'.
While we weren't able to answer all of the questions you had, we hope that you learned something new, discovered a new resource available to you, or perhaps have a better understanding of how our kommunities are identifying with K. If you didnt get to ask your question at the forum, please feel free to email us with it. (trip at tripproject.ca)
Some of you are asking, 'what's next?'.
We're currently putting together a summary of the Ketamine survey that we conducted last year, and we're also posting a PDF of the powerpoint presentation that was given at the discussion. The latter will be coming *very* soon, as soon as we can find a PPT-PDF converter for OSx (if you know of one that is FREE, please email!). We're also exploring the potential development of more concrete supports for K users; we'll keep you posted.
If you're interested in getting involved in any future K-related projects or groups (literature development, K support groups, research, etc.), please email us and we'll add your name to a list.
Thanks again for your interest and support -- and stay connected for future K tranzmissionz...
Submitted by admin on Tue, 03/27/2007 - 06:39.
Curious what came of that Ketamine Survey TRIP! conducted last year?
We're geared up present to you a snapshot of how we, as a community, are
identifying with Ketamine. This community discussion will include an
overview of the survey results, plus information like how Ketamine
works in the body and on the brain, K harm reduction tips, and
community brainstorms about how we can all work better with this
prevalent drug. We're bringing in our very favourite 'Dr. Tim' --
partyer and Medical Doctor extraordinaire -- to help run the show.
You'll have an opportunity to ask him any questions you may have around
Ketamine -- a rare chance for K users!
Who: Partyers, K users, kommunity members (sorry, no media!)
Where: Queen West Community Health Centre, 168 Bathurst Street
When: Tuesday April 17th, 7-9pm
For more info email: trip at tripproject.ca
Submitted by admin on Sat, 03/03/2007 - 06:28.
"Ah, drugs: the heady highs, the crippling lows, the preachy anti-drug commercials that exist somewhere in between. Together with Cops, anti-drug ads taught us the valuable lesson that drug addiction, if serious enough, will get you on national TV. And as Fear Factor has proven, the generation of men and women who grew up in the ‘80s will eat a horse’s penis to get on TV, so drug addiction doesn’t sound like such a bad option, now does it? Here are five classic anti-drug ads, our analysis of what they set out to do and the unintended consequences they actually had." - Cracked.com
Watch them here.
Submitted by admin on Sat, 03/03/2007 - 05:43.
Check out this flash animation on how various drugs work in the brain, by selecting lab mice and dunking them in the brain machine! Fun, cute, and informative. Includes drugs such as Ecstasy and LSD. Created by the Genetics Dept. at University of Utah.
See it here.
Submitted by admin on Thu, 03/01/2007 - 04:09.
We're gettin' busy at TRIP!
In the coming months we'll be producing 3 new pieces of harm reduction information for partiers, and we'd like to have your input on which drugs and drug-related issues you would most like to see information about. Please take the 2 MINUTES it takes to fill in our quick and dirty drug info poll, and the top three drugs/drug issues with the most votes will be the subject of our new, upcoming literature for partyers.
Submitted by qnp on Thu, 02/22/2007 - 22:44.
Looks like Oxies are soaring in popularity these days. Statistics coming from the United States report that recreational prescription drug use is surpassing even Marijuana use. OxyContin is the name brand for Oxycodone, a commonly prescribed, highly addictive analgestic medication. On the street they are usually called Oxies, or sometimes Hilbilly Heroine, although I don't think people who use it would ever consider themselves Hilbillies.
Last years HotDocs festival featured the documentary CottonLand, a stunning exposition on the increasingly higher rate of Oxy addiction in rural Cape Bretton. This is definately a new trend that is sweeping across North America.
Submitted by qnp on Thu, 02/15/2007 - 06:21.
Hola a todo,
I hope everyone is having a sweet Valentines Day, whether you are getting it on with your loved one, or having a spontanious three-some at an after party. Just make sure you wrap your package. It's not just men, and women who fuck men who need to wrap up, girls on girls do too! Slap some seran wrap on that shit, or you can alternatively cut a condom in half. Be careful that your seran is non-microwaveable, as some types of seran are porus. Also remember if you're sharing sex toys to keep them sterilized by using condoms! Anytime you change partner, or change hole (ass v.s. pussy), put a new one on. With these simple steps we can all have a happy safe vday.
Submitted by admin on Thu, 02/15/2007 - 06:07.
FEb. 14, 2007
NEW YORK (CNN) -- We're fighting a war that is inflicting even greater casualties than the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and, incredibly, costing even more money. We're losing the War on Drugs, and we've been in retreat for three decades.
That statement may come as a surprise to John Walters, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, who spent last week trumpeting the Bush administration's anti-drug policies. He claims these policies have led to a decline in drug abuse and improvements in our physical and mental health.
Read the full article here: CNN