The information that RaveSafe puts out relies on feedback and direction from the rave community. One thing we do is a Drug Use Survey at the raves that we attend, to understand drug use patterns and what information is needed. RaveSafe relies on YOU for direction at all times. If you would like us to add or research anything, or if you have any constructive criticism, please let us know.
You might also have an experience you want to share with others. These are some of the letters that people have written to us. Although some people do have positive drug experiences (thanks for your letters!), what we prefer to put up here is the other side of the story - the one's you don't normally hear about. But other educational letters are welcome as well. And here's hoping that this service will be of benefit to you.
Please note that this is not official RaveSafe material. We have not verified the contents but think they are worth publishing. These letters are all original and genuine, and have only been minimally edited. Latest first.
- "The Xperience I will never forget.." 19th June 2001
"The last time I took E must be 3 yrs ago .... but this particular time (we) truly went overboard. We were at this remote island, with no fresh water supply and nothing around us."
- "Still Suffering" 15th May 2000
"I have been Coke-free for 3 years now, but the battle has not stopped .... Five minutes of confidence for a life-time of paranoia is a price I've had to pay."
- "Does E cause brain damage?" 5th October 2001
A Doctors and DJ's perspective .. thanks to www.clubbed.com
- Too much Water is dangerous! 24th August 2001
"We .. had been having a usually euphoric experience when when another one of my friends started vomiting....She got worse"
- 'Coke has fucked up our relationship' 5th March 2001
"..so bad she doesn't care about anything anymore, I'm hoping we can work this out"
- Cocaine story 2nd July 2000
"Let me tell you my take on the whole drug thing. Perhaps this is just another classic story"
- YaBa YaBa 27th April 2000
"I have a little story about my encounter with the drug which took place in Thailand..."
- A letter from a new raver 13th March 2000
"I went to my first party a few weeks ago. I had a great time, but in retrospect, I think I went overboard."
- E-llenium 11th March 2000
"Everyone promised each other we were going to have the best New Years and it would be unforgettable. ...well this was definitely an unforgettable experience"
- The Cocaine monkey 11th March 2000
"The cocaine colored all my perceptions and redirected my aspirations. I will tell the story of a single night that marks a turning point for me"
- The opinion of a new raver 28th February 2000
"A rave is one place you can find up to 5000 people partying and you will rarely find a fight. Everyone is free to be themselves"
- Hooked on E 3rd February 2000
"I tried X for the first time about two years ago at a club. I have not been able to stop since."
- my ketamine story 28th January 2000
"I was just a consciousness about the size of a pin head. There was no gravity or sense of direction and I floated and spun in this universe - atoms passing by at hight speed."
- my story...i don't want to die 11th January 2000
"I had a very good friend named Crystal (crystal meth), she had been in my life for 3 years. She made me happy when i was down and never left my side."
- funk*e 12th December 1999
"then all of a sudden she stopped dancing and was staring at a dark wall.. then her eyes started rolling back in her head and she couldnt talk.."
- It didn't feel right 12th December 1999
"I had been going to parties for a while and thought I knew what kind and how much of a drug I could handle. "
- Bad trip and Bad Pill? 8th December 1999
"About 20 minutes went by and my friend says to me, 'I think I'm gonna freak out' "
- ...and she's trippin, trippin, trippin... 4th November 1999
"This is about acid. Yep. Just be careful with it because as any drug is, *very powerful* shit you're dealing with."
- How high can you fly 31st October 1999
"The vibe was great i thought nothing could go wrong. I looked good the music was awesome what a nite"
- Too much E 20th October 1999
"Just wanted to share my not-so-great first experience with ecstasy..."
- Recent Bad E Experience 5th October 1999
"I am a 17 year old senior in high school. I've smoked my fair share of weed. I just recently ... started taking ecstacy ... I figured I was smart enough to be careful, and not get all messed up. Right? Wrong."
- rave stor-E by LizzE Star* 26 September 1999
"be up on whats going on if you dont know dont go i coulda had a great night but i was being careless please dont find this out for yourself"
- better than never waking up again 24 September 1999
"That is the first time I ever rolled for two days in a row. I ate right and drank plenty of water or so I thought."
- The 'bad' stuff
"Ben is nearly fifty now. In the last twelve years he has gone from a man who had looks, sensitivity toward others, and an intellect, to a man you'd hardly recognize."
- My story 16 September 1999
"Hey im a 19 girli*e* that lives in New Orleans, Louisiana and I am warning you about the dangers of coke..I snorted up over 10 thousand dollars in about 4 months...sad huh?.."
- Don't touch that stuff!
"Now here I am, sitting here wondering where he is. He should have been home 2 days ago."
- My experience (GHB)
"After like 10 min. I felt like I was really drunk. I couldn't stop laughin & I couldn't even walk."
"Many people can enjoy the heavy acid-trips. But in my point of view, I believe trippers start getting different in person and behaviour as soon as they start believing what happens on the trip, either if it is good or bad."
- Don't mix'n'match
"I was at a party quite a while ago and it was in the beginning of my 'raving' days. I was naive and not aware of the strength and content of the drugs that I was carelessly forcing into my body."
"There was my friend sitting on the floor, legs out in front of him, couldn't hold his head up, eyes bugged out of his head & rolling around aimlessly."
- Stay far away from cocaine
"I dont care about life anymore, thanks to snow. The more lines I take up, the more I crave."
- K is back
"And no big ass grin and general touchiness that the MDMA was supposed to have given any of us, yup you guessed it, once again we had been sold KETAMINE."
- La La Land
"If you are going to do acid or are with someone who is, make sure you know the situation and what you are dealing with!!"
- On Acid & tripping
"Acid is powerful stuff and it can put you in some pretty scary mind spaces that you might not want to be in"
- A wake up call
"I got quite a wake up call a short while ago when a very close friend was diagnosed with drug psychosis"
- FrankE on Enlightenment
"Drug use, whether it be by informed individuals or not, has risks, and is not always a positive experience"
- Cocaine Tales
There are quite a few stories about the dangers of Cocaine, so we put them together on this page.
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