Erowid's Experience Vaults are an attempt to collect, catalog, and publish the wide variety of experiences people have with psychoactive plants and chemicals, as well as experiences with endogenous (non-drug) mystical experiences, drug testing, police interactions, meditation, etc. It has become extremely clear over Erowid's 21 years of researching psychoactives that the variation in individual experience with any specific chemical is dramatic and unexpected. Huge differences occur in intensity and character of reactions even within a single individual at consistent dosages. Within a large population containing many different biochemistries, psychologies, personal histories, pharmacological baselines, varying dosages, quality of materials, and idiosyncratic reactions, the picture becomes extraordinarily complex. Our intention is to help illuminate this complex picture by documenting how and why people are using psychoactives and what people report their experiences to be.
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