Welcome to the It's Okay Psychedelic Harm Reduction Resource Center. On this site, you will find free resources and links to organizations that promote safer practices, education, and support services around psychedelics. The information on this website is not meant to encourage or discourage the use of psychedelics. Regardless of legal status, individuals may choose to ingest an illegal substance. The intention of this website is to reduce potential risks that can come from the ingestion of a psychedelic substance. The ideas and opinions provided here are that of the It's Okay organization alone and do not represent those of other organizations and people cited.
THE IT'S OKAY
PSYCHEDELIC HARM REDUCTION
Below you will find a series of zines published by It's Okay. They are short and concise booklets to establish basic understandings around the topics presented. Stay tuned for more volumes!
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PSYCHEDELIC CRISIS 101
A Guide to Supporting Others in a Psychedelic Emergency
Volume 1 of "The It's Okay Psychedelic Harm Reduction Series." This booklet gives a brief overview of important concepts to understand if one is acting as a support person to someone undergoing distress under the influence of a psychedelic.
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THE ZENDO PROJECT
The Zendo Project is the author of the 4 Principles of Psychedelic Harm Reduction. They are an organization created by MAPS (the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) which offers trainings, education, and support services at large scale music and arts festivals. They also have a free manual for supporting people experiencing difficult psychedelic experiences.
WOMEN'S VISIONARY COUNCIL (WVC)
The WVC is a psychedelic non-profit that advocates for the inclusion of women in critical discussions about the safety of psychedelics and ethical considerations surrounding their use. They host various congresses and events as well as provide free risk reduction information on their website such as "Safety Tips For Participating in Psychedelic Ceremonies" and "Risk Reduction For Community and Event Organizers."
MANUAL OF PSYCHEDELIC SUPPORT
Compiled by a number of leaders in the field of psychedelic harm reduction, this manual is a comprehensive how-to for creating a psychedelic support service at a festival/event. The digital copy is free to download.
DanceSafe is a 501(c)(3) public health organization promoting health and safety within the nightlife and electronic music community. They provide fact-based information and educational resources related to substance use, sexual health, and more. They also provide drug checking services at some events. Drug checking kits can be purchased through their website.
Erowid is a member-supported organization providing access to reliable, non-judgmental information about psychoactive plants, chemicals, and related issues.
"Lucid News provides informed, honest and transparent journalism that covers the growing integration of psychedelics into society and their broad implications for human wellness."
They also have a video series called "The Psychedelic Orientation Series" full of excellent information for anyone thinking about trying a psychedelic.
Lastly, they have a very comprehensive resource page.
THE TRIPPER'S GUIDES
The Tripper's Guides are a collection of risk reduction zines which address many topics for the journeyer.
The Tripper's Guide to an Awesome Ride
The Roller's Guide to an Awesome Ride
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