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The Honest Drug Book & The UKCR Forum - 6dream - 05-10-2017

This forum is where I came from, where I learned, where I made mistakes, and where I gained the confidence to write a book. Indeed, I specifically thanked and acknowledged the inspirational role of this wonderful community at the very start.

The book? I sampled and used 140 different drugs, documented the essential safety information for each, and included detailed trip reports to illustrate the real-life experience and risks.  But it is more than that: much more. 

I have copied a more complete description below.  Better still, it is presented on its own website, inclusive of the Table of Contents and some actual sample pages: http://www.HonestDrugBook.com. The book itself has also just landed on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

A key driver throughout this vocation was the loss of life I encountered across social media groups. This was always gut-wrenching and heart-breaking. Here, in particular, we have lost a fair few souls, JJ being the most recent. 

I interacted with some of these people, these gentle people, these kind people. Whilst each was an individual tragedy with its own specific causes, I was absolutely determined to do what I could to help to reduce overall risk, if only in their collective names. Writing was my thing. 

It is dedicated to the victims of the war on drugs, by which I mean all those who have suffered, or lost their lives, or been unjustly incarcerated. 

I hope it makes a tiny difference, somewhere, somehow. I now seek to get it into the hands of those who need the information the within it the most.

Thank you.


Quote:THE HONEST DRUG BOOK
The Honest Drug Book presents the hidden truth about a topic which touches the lives of almost everyone. It cuts through the blustering rhetoric of the war on drugs, and documents the facts about the subject in general, and about the individual drugs specifically.

This is a journey through 140 psychoactives, both chemical and botanical, each of which was personally tested and used by the author. For every drug, it lists the fundamental and sometimes life-critical information, including the anticipated onset, the common threshold doses, and the expected period of efficacy. 

It also describes the subjective experience: what the drug was actually like at each stage of the duration.  These ‘trip reports’ are vital, as they help to identify pitfalls and specific risks for each substance. Often, this is achieved in a humorous and anecdotal manner, which is occasionally accentuated by the fact that the author had to travel the world to undertake the experiments lawfully.

In addition to these often rich and lengthy reports, the book is crammed with data and general information, inclusive of legal briefings, relative harm tables, addiction and overdose advice, detailed reference material, and even a drug dictionary. 

Of critical importance is the first section, as it introduces the basics of harm reduction, in the form of a 10 step procedure to help mitigate risk. The same section explains core safety issues, such as how to test and identify a drug, and how to properly establish a dose. 

The book itself is lavishly illustrated with hundreds of photographs, including of the drugs themselves. The images in the botanical section also encompass some of the indigenous settings encountered on the journey. 

The full gamut of psychoactive chemicals and botanicals is covered. The well known include: LSD, heroin, cannabis, mephedrone, kratom, cocaine, 2C-B, DMT, yopo, methamphetamine, salvia divinorum, ketamine, ayahuasca and MDMA. The lesser known include: betel nut, 4-ho-met, changa, TPA, 4F-MPH, ephenidine, ololiuqui, cebil seeds, mapacho, MNA, celastrus paniculatus, yohimbe, and MEAI. 

The scope also extends beyond the most common categories of hallucinogens, stimulants, depressants, cannabinoids and opioids. Included, for example, are nootropics (smart drugs) and oneirogenics (lucid and vivid dream herbs).

Another dimension, which is covered largely in the final section, is that of politics and the war on drugs. This is confronted head-on, with a statement of intent which is crystal clear: 
“People are dying because of ignorance.  They are dying because unremitting propaganda is denying them essential safety information. They are dying because legislators and the media are censoring the science, and are ruthlessly pushing an ideological agenda instead.  They are dying because the first casualty of war is truth, and the war on drugs is no different. This book is a step to counter this harrowing and destructive situation.”

Emphasised and underpinned throughout is personal safety and risk mitigation. This is the first and last message, and guides the entire narrative.

This is a book that won’t only fascinate and inform: it will save lives. 



RE: The Honest Drug Book & The UKCR Forum - GeniuneNeed - 06-10-2017

Good on you, and good luck with the book; hopefully it makes a difference and helps a few people along the way.
Congrats
GN


RE: The Honest Drug Book & The UKCR Forum - Jonnyhal - 06-10-2017

You selling them direct? Any ukcr discount?


RE: The Honest Drug Book & The UKCR Forum - 6dream - 06-10-2017

It is all out of my hands I'm afraid, and can you imagine the hassle of buying them and then sending them on? 

Here's the Amazon.co.uk link though: 
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0995593604/

It won't last, but anyway..... 

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RE: The Honest Drug Book & The UKCR Forum - Jonnyhal - 06-10-2017

No problem, I have brought a copy through amazon. Will leave a review on here once I have received it and read it.


RE: The Honest Drug Book & The UKCR Forum - Xochipilli - 06-10-2017

Actually not heard of Combretum quadranulare for example but you always were one for interesting botanical explorations - the best of luck in this endeavour


RE: The Honest Drug Book & The UKCR Forum - acidandpills - 07-10-2017

Ban check

ywah I've been banned


RE: The Honest Drug Book & The UKCR Forum - GeniuneNeed - 08-10-2017

Banned from what?
Regards
GN


RE: The Honest Drug Book & The UKCR Forum - niamh - 09-10-2017

(07-10-2017, 12:06 AM)acidandpills Wrote: Ban check

ywah I've been banned

You haven't been banned. The shoutbox was down for a few days.


RE: The Honest Drug Book & The UKCR Forum - Jonnyhal - 10-10-2017

Booked received, good first impression. Will give an update once I have had a read.