• Hi, my name is

    Molly.

     

    If you're going to do me 😉

     

    Do me, safely.
     
    This is an MDMA harm reduction guide.

     

    😍

     

  • How safe is MDMA?

    Nutt, D. J., King, L. A., & Phillips, L. D. (2010, November 01). Drug harms in the UK: A multicriteria decision analysis. The Lancet, 376(9752), 1558-1565. doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(10)61462-6

     

    "Finally, we should note that a low score in our assessment does not mean the drug is not harmful, since all drugs can be harmful under specific circumstances." Be safe.

     

    The blue bars (harm to users) are independent of the popularity of the drug, while the red bars (harm to society) are dependent on the popularity of the drug. Even if the same number of people used MDMA as use alcohol, their blue bars/harm to users scores would still be the same.

     

    View paper: [1]

     

    "MDMA is not the same as "Ecstasy" or "molly." Substances sold on the street under these names may contain MDMA, but frequently also contain unknown and/or dangerous adulterants. In laboratory studies, pure MDMA has been proven sufficiently safe for human consumption when taken a limited number of times in moderate doses." — Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies [1]

     

    Check out the Drug Policy Alliance MDMA Factsheet

    RollSafe's Christmas 🎄🎅 gift ideas

     

    😍 t-shirt, 👽 t-shirt

     

    the shirt doesn't mention drugs/rollsafe/tripsafe

     

    i have one, it's a high-quality shirt and i wear it all the time. i get a compliment on the shirt ~50% of the time I wear it

     

    😍 emoji sticker, 👽 emoji sticker

     

    other ideas:

    marquis test kit for mdma presence

    eztest for mdma purity

    ehrlich’s for lsd presence

    glowsticks (lol)

    psychedelic explorer’s guide (book recommended on tripsafe.org)

     

    donate somewhere in their name:

    MAPS (funds most of the US MDMA studies)

    Heffter Institute (funds most of the US psilocybin studies)

    MDMA the movie

     

    🎁

  • Here's what I would tell a family member if they were rolling soon.

    The "12 Step Guide to Safer MDMA Use"

    The most important things. If my family member said "this is too much for me to read", I would tell them "tough shit, this is your brain on the line, so be wise".

    No time to prepare?

    The simple last minute info sheet follows.

     

    Firstly, for reducing risks of serious adverse effects, avoiding if you have certain specific conditions/contraindications, having appropriate hydration (i.e. not too much not too little) and cooling down may be most important.

     

     

    Don't take if you have taken MAOIs in the last 2 weeks, Ritonivar, Codeine, DXM or any more than a few drinks of alcohol; if you have a heart condition, are prone to seizures, have had meningitis, or have a predisposition to heat sensitivity

     

    Don't over hydrate. 1-2 glasses of water per hour is reasonable. MDMA makes you feel thirstier than you are. Have an electrolyte complex/gatorade/coconut water/similar: helps prevent hyponatremia which is caused by low sodium, and has been the cause of some MDMA related deaths in women

     

    Stay cool. MDMA related adverse effects are extremely rare. But when they happen, they are almost always due to heat exhaustion or heat stroke. The more MDMA you take, the more you'll be at risk of heat stroke.

     

    Learn how to recognize an overdose: PDF from Drug Policy Alliance

     

    For reducing risk of neurotoxicity, limiting dose amount and taking supplements may be most important.

     

    Dosage: I'd advise a family member to take no more than 125mg with an optional 60mg booster dose 2.5 hrs after taking the first dose. If they were a small female, I'd advise them to stay under 100mg. Never re-dose before you peak. Avoid: "I'm not feeling it, maybe I should take more"

     

    Eat some fruit if possible to get some antioxidants (see below for references) if you don't have time to order supplements.

     

    If you don't have time to prepare, then you probably can't test your MDMA. This is unfortunate, because people often ingest non-MDMA substances believing them to be MDMA. "Just because you have 'Molly' or your stuff is in gelcaps doesn't mean that it's safe, and it doesn't mean that it's pure MDMA."

    Prep, Step 0: Don't take ecstasy if any of these apply to you

    if you take or have recently taken any Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors within the last 2 weeks (usually prescribed for depression accompanied with anxiety, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monoamine_oxidase_inhibitor#List_of_MAOIs)

    don't take with Ritonivar (HIV treatment), Codeine (Pain killer), DXM (Ingredient found in many cough medications), or alcohol/other depressants

    if you have a heart condition

    if you are prone to seizures

    if you have had meningitis, have a chronic illness or a predisposition to heat sensitivity

    Prep, Step 1: If you're doing it, get real MDMA. "Molly" doesn't mean pure. The purer, the safer.

     

    If I was talking to a family member who was going to do MDMA/Molly/Ecstasy, I would tell them:

     

    "Don't get it from a dealer. Even if you know a dealer who seems nice and seems to know they stuff and promises you they've tested it, a) they might not know how to test it properly (just testing can tell you it has MDMA in it, but it could still be 20% MDMA and 80% something much worse for you) b) nice dealers can still have impure product."

     

    "Firstly, it's illegal, so you shouldn't buy it and there are risks. But if you're going to buy it, do so from the dark net markets instead of a dealer, and read reviews to increase your confidence and pick a reputable vendor. You should test it as well, but realistically, Mr/Mrs family member, I expect if you order from a reputable vendor, you'll end up with safe/mostly pure product."

     

    Thank you to the DNM avengers, the harm reduction community appreciates you, I know I definitely do.

     

    If you're going to buy drugs online, look for a resource that will help guide you through the process to make sure you end up with the safest substances.

    For example: GetSafeDrugs.org (I particularly like the focus on harm reduction on this site) or this Thrillist article

    Prep, Step 2: Order supplements so they arrive in time

     

    Why take supplements with MDMA?

    ‘I do it every single time I take MDMA. I have an amazing 6 hour roll if I re-dose at 1.5 hours in. I get an awesome nights sleep; probably 6 hours or so. Then I wake up feeling like a million dollars. Everything I eat the next day tastes absolutely delicious, and a good craft beer makes my pupils dilate like crazy. I then have a 2 week long afterglow. There is no comedown, and no adverse side effects. Half of the reason I take MDMA now is the 2 week long afterglow. I am happier and more in tune with people's emotions for a while after taking it. Another person took my supplementation on NYE after reading my post. He wrote me a couple days later saying that he rolled harder than he ever has and had no comedown. He was very excited that it worked. Try it and see.’

    - Reddit User on /r/DrugNerds

     

     

    If I was talking to a family member, I would tell them to take supplements for health and safety reasons. We can extrapolate from various studies that they may make MDMA safer. If a family member wasn't going to take supplements ever with MDMA, I would beg them to reconsider. If there was one time where they'd forgot to order supplements and they were already about to begin, I would frown, but I'd let them off the hook one time.

     

    Option 1: All-in-one

     

    $15 incl shipping, all in one supplement box.

     

    Order it here, use the coupon code ROLLSAFE for a small discount

     

    Created by some rollsafe supporters

    Downside is it costs more than buying separately, but it's pretty decent value and free shipping worldwide.

     

    Option 2: Buy supps on Amazon

    Underline and italics indicates optional

     

    These are new links, I went and updated so that they are all pointing to the best/most trusted brands (NOW Foods and Doctor's Best), and they are all pointing to the cheapest/lowest quantity bottles.

     

    Option 3: Buy supps on iHerb

    I used to always buy supplements on iHerb, but if you have Amazon Prime, it's too easy to just order them on Amazon. But for anyone that doesn't have Prime, iHerb:

     

    First add these:

    All the required supplements on iHerb (Magnesium Glycinate, Na-R-ALA, Vitamin-C, EGCg, Melatonin)

     

    Then, if you want, add these:

    All the optional supplements on iHerb (Grape Seed Extract, Acetyl L-Carnitine/ALCAR, CoQ10, 5-HTP)

    And then also grab the Antacid from somewhere. Amazon has them for cheap (e.g. GoodSense brand), you can also buy in most supermarkets.

    Prep, Step 3: If you're not getting MDMA from the dark net markets, order a test kit so it arrives in time

    You should test even if you're getting it from a dark net vendor with good reviews and high trust. Just like you also should never download music illegally, you should never procrastinate, and so on. I'm being realistic. If I was talking to a family member, I wouldn't beg them to test it if I knew they were getting it from a good vendor on the dark net market.

     

    If a family member was getting MDMA from anywhere other than a high trust dark net market vendor, I would beg them to order a test kit. Pure MDMA, relative to other drugs, is pretty safe. "Ecstasy" is often not pure MDMA. Less fun, and more harmful.

     

    For these reasons, I would advise a family member to never get MDMA/Ecstasy inside a venue, unless the venue has a testing center/harm reduction center.

     

    Recommended option for an MDMA/ecstasy test kit:

    $65 for 50 tests for the full set on DanceSafe (UK visitors here)

    Alternatively, the EZ Test purity kit $35 for 10 tests here or $6 for 1 test here

     

    Basic, better than nothing: (I would advise a family member *not* to just do this.)

    $20 for 50 tests on DanceSafe or $20 for 10 tests on Amazon Prime or $20 for 10 tests on EZ Test or $3.25 for 1 test on EZ Test (can tell MDxx vs Methylone, UK link)

    Maybe order on Amazon if you want to use Prime so you get free fast shipping, but seems there's no good reason to order the $20 one from EZ Test, the same price but higher quantity from DanceSafe.

     

    If you are getting pressed pills, check Pill Reports and EcstasyData, and also buy a test kit.

     

     

    Best method to wash MDMA

    Also, if you're taking MDMA, consider "washing" it at home. This can get it to the highest purity possible.

     

    If a family member was asking if they should bother, I would say, if you're just rolling once from your MDMA, no point, but if you're rolling a number of times, then yes, it's likely worth it.

     

    This is the recommended method for washing MDMA. You'll also want some wooden chopsticks for stirring. You can use the saucepan/frying pan method here (just the saucepan/frying pan thing, the rest the other guide is easier/better for most people) for heating at your own risk if you don't have a non-flame source of heat.

    Why is this the recommended method?

    Prep, Step 4: If you're rolling, do it on a Friday or Saturday. We recommend treating ecstasy as a 2 day experience. >8 hrs sleep the night before, then the big day, then >8 hrs sleep that night, then take the next day for rest/recovery.

     

    A rest day is beneficial for both mental and physical health.

     

     

    This likely means rolling on a Friday or Saturday.

    Prep, Step 5: If you're rolling, consider doing it at home (an MDMA party) instead of at a venue.

     

    Why would I strongly recommend to a family member to roll at home instead?

     

     

    Being at home allows you to take frequent cool off breaks.

     

    Being at home allows you to take in all your supplements easily.

     

    Being at home means you can get water easily.

     

    Being at home can be more enjoyable than being out. You can be as weird as you want, you can control the music, you can dance, you can sit around and talk because it's not too loud, there are no aggressive people around to make you feel uncomfortable, etc.

    Prep, Step 6: Go buy electrolytes (coconut water, kombucha, or gatorade)

    Why? Helps prevent hyponatremia which is caused by low sodium, and hyponatremia has been the cause of some MDMA related deaths in women

    The best way to prevent hyponatremia is to avoid over hydrating.

     

    Electrolytes may also be helpful in preventing hyponatremia:

     

    Sugar-free gatorade, if you can find it, perhaps 2-3 bottles per person

     

    These electrolyte tablets, very cheap https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004IZA46S?keywords=electrolyte&qid=1480798953&ref_=sr_1_6&sr=8-6

     

    These electrolyte tables that need to be added to water https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001QW1L72?keywords=electrolyte%2Btablets&qid=1480801326&ref_=sr_1_3_a_it&sr=8-3&th=1

     

    Fruit is also great. The antioxidants should help reduce harm.

    The Event, Step 7: Be smart with dosage

    If you're going to do mdma, start smaller (no more than 100mg) if it's your first time, in case you are one of the small percentage that is susceptible to liver/heart issues.

     

    New information and New dosage recommendations, May 15 2016, added notes Sep 2016:

    Reasonable dosage range: 100 - 120mg

    If you're rolling, we recommend less than 125mg.

     

    This is the err on the side of caution method. 150mg would be safe for most people, too strong for some (it's not just about weight, there are theories about it being related to different liver functioning in different people). 200mg would be safe for some, but too much for many.

     

    People have died taking more than 125mg (very few people, but more than zero). We have not heard of any deaths from taking pure MDMA at a dosage of less than 125mg.

     

    Yes, this is a big departure from the Erowid dosing advice we previously listed. RollSafe no longer supports the Erowid dosage advice.

     

    If you want to redose, do 1/2 original dose ~1 hour after the peak (about 2.5hrs after ingesting the first dose). Never redose before the peak.

     

    For many drugs, weight has a high impact on dosage. Weight does not have a high impact on dosage for MDMA.

    Even if you weigh a lot, RollSafe does not recommend going beyond 125mg. Optimize for the long term!

    The stimulant effect of 100mg will be too high for many people, especially small females. 60-90mg is safer in that case, 80mg being common.

     

    Added Nov 5 2016, Interesting dosage information:

    Thanks to Matthew Baggott

     

    https://plus.google.com/+MatthewBaggott/posts/hVtaBzXmj29

     

    Summary of the link: The positive/desirable effects of MDMA are maximized at a dosage of between 81-100mg. If this is shocking to you, either you have a high tolerance, or you may not have been getting pure MDMA (methylone is commonly sold as MDMA, but requires a higher dosage, and I would advise a family member to avoid methylone).

    The Roll, Step 8

    Hydrate (~1-2 glasses of water per hour, or 1-3 liters of water should last you the whole roll/7 hrs or so - don't over hydrate, over-hydration can be very dangerous.)

    1. "If dancing (or in unusually hot conditions), by drinking about a 2 regular sized glasses water over each period of an hour – sipped regularly rather than in one go. Salt levels in the body should also be kept up by eating salty snacks, or drinking fruit juice, soft drinks or sports drinks; water is an antidote to dehydration, not to ecstasy.

    2. If not dancing, drink no more than 1 small glass of water per hour." [1]

    "When dancing in hot conditions the most serious dangers are dehydration (loss of water) and heatstroke, which can be fatal. This is because if someone dances constantly for hours and hours, their body temperature will rise even more after taking ecstasy. However, water is not an antidote to ecstasy, but combined with mineral intake (e.g. salty snacks, fruit juice or sports drink) it is an antidote to dehydration caused by over-exertion. However, excessive water consumption after taking ecstasy can also lead to medical complications and some deaths have occurred. Therefore, the advice about water consumption is very important."

     

    While rolling, take dance breaks to allow your brain/body to cool down. This is very important in reducing harm. Walk to the nearest place to grab some water, and break for 5 minutes. Try and do this every hour.

     
    Don't redose before you come up! (the same stuff might take you 3 hours to come up, and 30 mins for someone else). If you want to redose, do 1/2 original dose ~1hr after peaking (say 2.5 hrs after ingesting the original dose)

     

    Be cautious with combining with caffeine. Thanks Norbert, Vanattou-Saïfoudine, N., Mcnamara, R., & Harkin, A. (2010, May 02). Caffeine promotes dopamine D1 receptor-mediated body temperature, heart rate and behavioural responses to MDMA (‘ecstasy’). Psychopharmacology, 211(1), 15-25. doi:10.1007/s00213-010-1864-1

     

    See below for a longer list of mixings to avoid if you're thinking about taking it with other drugs.

     

    Take your supplements according to the timeline (scroll down a little, it's under "Supplement Regimen")
     

    Other random tips:

    • One thing that readers find makes supplements easier is if you're rolling at home, get a piece of paper and make marks for times e.g. 8pm, 10pm, 12am/bed, and put the piles of supplements for each person next to those times.
    • Create a document and track the dates/dosages of your MDMA usage. Also try and write down how you felt about the dosage. This way you remember and know what to do if you take it again.
    • Being around "sober" people and also drunk people can be very odd. 
    • Fruit is great while rolling. Especially berries.
    • Regular food is typically not very good while rolling. If you order pizza/takeout/make a big meal, it may feel like a good idea, but then when it arrives, you'll likely regret it (your milage may vary and of course feel free to do this).

    The Aftermath, Step 9: Take a rest day, get sleep. Then wait at least 6 weeks before rolling again.

    Don't do multiple days in a row.

    Ideally leave 3 months between rolls.

     

    If a family member was asking me if they could roll again after 5.5 weeks for some crazy special event, I would say, okay, make sure you get rest the night before, the day after, and take all your supplements, and have a good time.

     

    If a family member was asking me if they could roll two days in a row at a festival, I would beg them not to.

      

    Borax: "We know that long term users are not mentally impaired,[2] but those abusing the drug do show a reduced ability to enjoy it and suffer a more intense comedown, indicating that there is something going on at higher doses." / More frequent usage.

     

    There aren't good studies here. This started with anecdotal evidence. But the risk of not following this seems much higher than the downside of following it.

    Evangelism, Step 10: 😛 After rolling, you may feel that "the world would be so much better if everyone did MDMA at least once". 

     

    Things to donate to: MDMA The Movie, Josie/PsychonautWiki, MAPS, Zendo

     

     

    Volunteer for MAPS, DanceSafe, SSDP, DPA, etc

     

    The number one thing that pushes drug policy towards safer policies is public awareness. Currently public approval for legalizing MDMA is at 6%.

     

    If after doing MDMA you end becoming interested in acid:

    TripSafe.org

    Also check out this amazing book, highly recommended: "The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide"

     

     

    The single most important thing you can do if you want to push drug policy forwards to safer policies is to be loud and proud about your own usage to your friends/family/peers, and to educate them of any misinformation/myths they may believe (e.g. a surprisingly large number of people still believe the MDMA gives holes in the brain myth)

     

     

    Support safer drug policy/stopping unnecessary loss of lives from the drug war

    The drug war is costing lives. Better drug policy will save lives. The #1 way that movements like this move forward is with people "coming out" about their support of safer drug policy and opposition of the drug war, regardless of their own personal drug use. Save lives.

     

     

    Another easy thing you can do: Tell people about organizations working on drug policy. e.g. This is a list of organizations contributing to decriminalization of MDMA (published by RollSafe)

     

    Create educational content

    If anyone creates educational content that is as good as Drugslab, we will embed or link it on RollSafe. e.g. "Nellie dances on MDMA crystals"

  • RollSafe.org Supplement Regimen

    Italics and underline indicate optional.

     

    Nov 5 2016: Minor changes to which supplements are optional. The previous version is also good.

     

    If I can only take one supplement, which should I take? (Perhaps because you're going into a club and don't want to bring in a large number of pills)

     

    Take Alpha Lipoic Acid, also known as ALA: Neuroprotective in animals (Na-R-ALA may be twice as good and it's what I would advise a family member to take, but plain ALA is still helpful)

     

    It may be useful to take 100mg of Na-R-ALA every ~2 hours, or 200mg of ALA every hour.


    Aguirre, N., Barrionuevo, M., Ramírez, M. J., Río, J. D., & Lasheras, B. (1999). α-Lipoic acid prevents 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA)-induced neurotoxicity. NeuroReport, 10(17), 3675-3680. doi:10.1097/00001756-199911260-00039

     

    Recommended regimen:

     

    6 hours before:

    200mg (2 pills, normally) Magnesium Glycinate

     

    1-3 hours before:

    100mg Na-R-ALA (When buying, make sure it is Na-R-ALA, not R-ALA)

    200mg Magnesium Glycinate

    1000mg Vitamin-C (e.g. 1x Emergen-C packet)

    400mg EGCG

    500mg ALCAR

    100mg Grape Seed Extract

    100mg CoQ10

     

    30 mins before:

    1x Tums/Rolaids (Not for harm reduction, unlike other supplements. Increases stomach alkalinity which prolongs the roll)

     

    2 hours after dosing:

    100mg Na-R-ALA

    200mg Magnesium Glycinate

    1000mg Vitamin-C

    100mg Grape Seed Extract

     

    4 hours after dosing:

    100mg Na-R-ALA

     

    That night:

    5-10mg Melatonin

     

    The following 3-7 nights:

    100mg 5-HTP (Thanks Jean for pointing out the incorrect link).

    400mg EGCG

     

     

     

    Ordering the supplements

    Option 1: All-in-one

     

    $15 incl shipping, all in one supplement box.

     

    Order it here, use the coupon code ROLLSAFE for a small discount

     

    Created by some rollsafe supporters

    Downside is it costs more than buying separately, but it's pretty decent value and free shipping worldwide.

     

    Option 2: Buy supps on Amazon

    Underline and italics indicates optional

     

    These are new links, I went and updated so that they are all pointing to the best/most trusted brands (NOW Foods and Doctor's Best), and they are all pointing to the cheapest/lowest quantity bottles.

     

    Option 3: Buy supps on iHerb

    I used to always buy supplements on iHerb, but if you have Amazon Prime, it's too easy to just order them on Amazon. But for anyone that doesn't have Prime, iHerb:

     

    First add these:

    All the required supplements on iHerb (Magnesium Glycinate, Na-R-ALA, Vitamin-C, EGCg, Melatonin)

     

    Then, if you want, add these:

    All the optional supplements on iHerb (Grape Seed Extract, Acetyl L-Carnitine/ALCAR, CoQ10, 5-HTP)

    How important is 5-HTP after MDMA?

    Not as important as people think.

     

    The other supplements are more important.

     

    5-HTP is optional, as indicated above.

  • All supplements in one box

    Created by some rollsafe supporters, check out this which gives you all of the supplements in one box

     

    They sent us a coupon code, ROLLSAFE, which will give a small discount :)

    Downside is it costs more than buying separately, but it's pretty decent value and free shipping worldwide.

     

    Remember: The best way to prevent health risks is to dose appropriately (<125mg) and test your MDMA (UK visitors) and buy from a source that you have exceptional trust in (e.g. dark net markets).

  • A nice simple MDMA safety video

    Watch it with subtitles :)

  • FAQ

    I don't really know what MDMA is. Can you give me the basics?

    Is "Molly"/MDMA bad for you?

    The fact is, all drugs may do some damage - from Panadol to Methamphetamine.

     

    It's hard to say 'X is bad' 'Y isn't bad' - it's just a scale of less bad/more bad.

     

    MDMA is much worse when you don't do it properly. It's far more common for the "MDMA" or "molly" you are buying to not be pure MDMA.

    Molly vs MDMA

    MDMA IS NOT THE SAME THING AS MOLLY, NOR IS ECSTASY.

     

    MDMA is the name of the pure compound that people enjoy the effects of.

     

    Molly is a nickname for MDMA - if you are getting 'molly', and you think that it is purer because it is in a gelatin capsule rather than a pressed pill, you may be right, but you should still test it.

     

    Buying 'molly' does not mean you are getting pure MDMA.

     

    Just because it is powdered, and not pressed, does NOT mean you are getting pure MDMA.

     

    This is an unfortunate consequence of MDMA being illegal - when people struggle to get access to something they really want, people will settle for a substance that they are less sure is pure.

     

     

    Molly: Nickname for MDMA. Generally refers to the powdered form of MDMA. Just because they say it is molly doesn't mean it's pure MDMA.

     

    MDMA: The actual compound. This is what people are after when they are after Molly/Ecstasy. Just because they say it is MDMA doesn't mean it's pure MDMA!

     

    Ecstasy: Bit of a looser term - just generally refers to pills that supposedly contain MDMA. Ecstasy pills often add amphetamines and other stimulants (or other worse mixes) for endurance and an extra high.

     

    What should I do to be safe?

    Buy a damn test kit! Or get it from a really trustworthy source with reviews, like Dark Net Markets have.

     

    I'm totally safe, I got pure molly. No. Wrong!

    Read this - the drug supply world is a fucked up place, you are probably getting some bad mdma.

    I'm too lazy to read this

    Please read this stuff.

    Can people die from pure MDMA?

     

    • If you take 50mg of MDMA and dance in a hot space you'll likely be fine (disclaimer: not medical advice etc). If you take a high enough dose or have a contraindication, then you may have an adverse reaction leading to death even in a cool environment. People can and have had hypothermic reactions in cool environments. We don't really know the mechanism here.
    • Serotonin based drugs increase the likelihood of experiencing heat stroke. Can even happen in Prozac
    • There is some curve where higher doses of MDMA lead to higher risks for heat stroke
    • If you take a lethal dose (perhaps 2g) MDMA and die, your death will be from a hypothermic response. In vulnerable people or in vulnerable environments that hypothermic response can happen at lower doses
    • The vast majority of MDMA related adverse reactions happen in hot environments. It's an environmental thing much of the time, which is good, because it means we can control it
    • The important takeaway is that MDMA can cause heat stroke in vulnerable environments (warm, limited access to water) or vulnerable people at doses of 250mg
    Also, particularly for women:
    • Women are at risk of hyponatremia from MDMA. That is, MDMA causes the body to retain more water. If women drink too much water, this water retention can causes their brain cells to swell and stop working properly. This can be deadly and the symptoms of overhydration (headache, nausea) are hard to tell from those of dehydration.
    • That is exactly how Leah Betts died at home after drinking an estimated 15 pints of water. Or look at Case 2 in Table 2 of Hartung et al where an 18yo female takes one MDMA pill and is smoking weed and drinking a little and talking and, "is staying hydrated" until she starts to feel bad. She tries to handle this by drinking 6-7 cups water, which kills her. Again, these are rare cases. But it's a consistent pattern.
    • To play it safe, women who take MDMA should have sugar-free drinks containing electrolytes instead of water.
    • Thanks again to Baggott.
    • "All modern resources suggest drinking an appropriate amount for the activity you are doing, and to bear in mind that because MDMA reduces saliva and increases temperature you will feel thirstier than you actually are." Just because you feel thirsty on MDMA does not mean you are. If you've been drinking 250-500ml/hr, especially if they are sugar-free drinks containing electrolytes, you're likely well hydrated. Thanks to B.
     

    What is a list of sugar-free drinks containing electrolytes?

    The best way to prevent hyponatremia is to avoid consuming too much liquid.

     

    Electrolytes may also be helpful:

     

    Sugar-free gatorade, if you can find it

    These electrolyte tablets, very cheap https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004IZA46S?keywords=electrolyte&qid=1480798953&ref_=sr_1_6&sr=8-6

    These electrolyte tables that need to be added to water https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001QW1L72?keywords=electrolyte%2Btablets&qid=1480801326&ref_=sr_1_3_a_it&sr=8-3&th=1

     

    More reading: [1]

    Can I get the MDMA magic back?

    Piracetam and Noopept are drugs called nootropics which are designed to enhance cognition (make you smarter).

     

    They have also been anecdotally reported to boost MDMA potency.

     

    Some people find this amazing, and find that it enhances all aspects.

    Others find that they become too ‘logical’ while rolling, and lose out on some of the empathy boost.

     

    If you do, try 10mg noopept or 3200mg piracetam for a few days before, the day of, and a few days after.

    Interactions to avoid

    Be cautious when combining with caffeine especially on body temperature or for people with heart conditions (Vanattou-Saïfoudine, N., Mcnamara, R., & Harkin, A. (2010, May 02). Caffeine promotes dopamine D1 receptor-mediated body temperature, heart rate and behavioural responses to MDMA (‘ecstasy’). Psychopharmacology, 211(1), 15-25. doi:10.1007/s00213-010-1864-1)

     

    Amphetamines are generally a bad idea

     

    Definitely avoid mixing with Cocaine, anecdotal deaths have been reported, and you won't feel as much of the MDMA.

     

    Alcohol - anecdotal evidence points to tipsy being okay, and to avoid being drunk

     

    Don’t take 5-HTP during rolling - after rolling is extremely beneficial, but not during. Avoid 5-HTP within 12 hours of rolling.

     

    Also avoid: 2C-T7, 2C-T2, 4-MTA, Syrian Rue, PMA, Caapi, Ayahuasca (other than DMT base smoked), aMT, DXM, MXE, most opioids, Yohimbe

     

    Avoid with MAOIs (monoamine oxidase inhibitor). Vital. Avoid the combination. (including Herbal drugs and Pharmaceuticals. e.g. Resveratrol, Methylene Blue, and more. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monoamine_oxidase_inhibitor#List_of_MAOIs)

    Any burning man tips?

    Yes. If you do drugs there please follow safety tips on Rollsafe.org and Tripsafe.org

    Check BurnerList.org for a better prep checklist

    Can you give more reasons to convince me why I should use a test kit?

    Situation to avoid:

     

    - Given "molly" by someone (that's actually methylone). You take 250mg, and it feels pretty good.

    - Then, a few months later, you are again given "molly" by someone (this time, it's actually MDMA). You take 250mg. In this scenario, you may be putting yourself in a high amount of danger -- 250mg of pure MDMA can be a very dangerous, even lethal, dose.

     

    How to avoid this:

     

    - Especially for your first ~5 rolls or so, stick to safe doses under 125mg.

    - Whenever you get a new batch, test it. This doesn't mean testing it by knowing that a friend of yours did it and they said it's real. Your life is very valuable, and test kits are very cheap. Here, $20 for 50 tests (can tell MDxx vs Methylone, UK link) or $65 for 50 tests for the full set (UK visitors here) that allows you to differentiate further, between MDMA and Methylone and MDA.

     

    Split amongst friends, and used across time, that can be as cheap as 40c per test. It would honestly be silly not to have one of these.

    Can you give more reasons to convince me why I should use a test kit?

    Situation to avoid:

     

    - Given "molly" by someone (that's actually methylone). You take 250mg, and it feels pretty good.

    - Then, a few months later, you are again given "molly" by someone (this time, it's actually MDMA). You take 250mg. In this scenario, you may be putting yourself in a high amount of danger -- 250mg of pure MDMA can be a very dangerous, even lethal, dose.

     

    How to avoid this:

     

    - Especially for your first ~5 rolls or so, stick to safe doses under 125mg.

    - Whenever you get a new batch, test it. This doesn't mean testing it by knowing that a friend of yours did it and they said it's real. Your life is very valuable, and test kits are very cheap. Here, $20 for 50 tests (can tell MDxx vs Methylone, UK link) or $65 for 50 tests for the full set (UK visitors here) that allows you to differentiate further, between MDMA and Methylone and MDA.

     

    Split amongst friends, and used across time, that can be as cheap as 40c per test. It would honestly be silly not to have one of these.

    Who uses MDMA?

    Anonymous submissions:

     

    "I'm a CxO of a Fortune 1000 company, and MDMA has helped me."


    "I'm a New York Times journalist, and MDMA has helped me."


    "I'm a billionaire, and MDMA has helped me."

     

    "I'm a software engineer at Google, and MDMA has helped me."


    "I'm a heart surgeon, and MDMA has helped me."

     

    "I'm a US Army veteran and MDMA has helped me"
     

    "I'm a disabled person with SMA and MDMA has helped me"

     

    "I'm a social worker and MDMA has helped me" (latest submission)

     

    Thank you to all of those who have emailed so far.

     

    Do you have a "traditionally respected" title, and have you been helped by MDMA?

     

    Email us at info@rollsafe.org, we'd love to anonymously list you in the above.

     

    What's the goal of this? Help spread awareness and acceptance of MDMA as a tool that can be used responsibly to live a more satisfying and meaningful life.

    Any relationship tips? (MDMA users would likely be into these)

    MDMA teaches us the importance of being kind to others.

     

    This site, DateWell, is excellent for learning specific strategies for being better at the art of relationships.

     

    Relationships are an art, and a skill! It's possible to be good, and to be bad.

     

    If you haven't read any books or resources or relationships, you are almost certainly missing out on extra satisfaction you'll be able to feel in your relationships.

     

    Datewell.org

     

    Check it out. It has info from the all time best relationship books, including Conscious Living & Loving, The 5 Love Languages, and The Seven Principles for Making Marriage work.

    Any resources to learn about psychedelics?

    A book you should buy if you're into psychedelics

    "The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide"

     

    Seriously. This book could be lifechanging.

    If you aren't convinced, listen to the second podcast episode below first.

     

    Link to the book

     

    Also, you should listen to:

    Tim Ferriss Show: Are Psychedelic Drugs the Next Medical Breakthrough? (ignore the clickbait headline, but the content is awesome)

     

    Tim Ferriss Show: The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide (this is the episode that convinced me that I should buy the book)

     

    For both I'd suggest listening on a faster speed, the Overcast.fm web player is pretty good for that

    What are some MDMA alternatives?

    Look into Mescaline: https://www.reddit.com/r/Drugs/comments/1an8vg/why_isnt_mescaline_more_knownused/

     

    Look into 2C-B. Shulgin (MDMA creator) says it was "one of his favorite drugs".

    What are the best safety tips for LSD, Shrooms and other psychedelics?

    What is RollSafe?

     

    RollSafe is harm reduction information for MDMA/Ecstasy/Molly.

     

    MDMA can be done safer, if you follow certain advice. For many people, this makes the roll more enjoyable, reduces the comedown, and will reduce the risk of harm.

     

    Follow the steps on RollSafe to protect your brain. MDMA is not perfectly safe. You can make it safer.

     

    All of the info you need is in the next section, called "Here's what I would tell a family member if they were rolling soon"

     

    RollSafe is best known for the supplement regime, which you'll find in the "Here's what I would tell a family member if they were rolling soon" section under Step 2

    How can I become more knowledgable than most people about MDMA?

    Read the MAPS MDMA Investigator's Brochure. This is an 85 page PDF document that includes a review of most of the literature on MDMA that was published at the time of writing (2013). A great way to get rid of the myths and learn the current science around the potential benefits and downsides of MDMA is to read this document. You can then help correct myths where you see them.

    Do you have any tips for maximizing fun while rolling?

     

    Surround yourself with your best friends and awesome music

     

    Avoid dangerous combinations (see the list below)

     

    Avoid snorting it (shorter duration, also the effects won't come in waves)

     

    Have some strong minty gum

     

    Get Vicks Vaporub (avoid smelling it the whole night, and don't get it in anyone's eyes though)

     

    Other things that are awesome

    • Glowsticks
    • Holographic glasses (any sort of colorful visualization)
    • Anything with water (ice, showering, brushing your teeth)
    • Head massages. Or any massages really.

     

    Share these tricks with others on the night in person (and now, online) - making others happy will make you happy!

     

    Rolling at home?

    Added June 2 2016: Check out this great list https://www.reddit.com/r/MDMA/comments/1qdg93/rolling_at_home/cdbqa2y

     

    😉

    Can you help me recruit participants to my MDMA study?

    Yes. Email info@rollsafe.org. We'd love to help

    Are there any MDMA studies I can participate in?

    Is RollSafe translated to my language?

    Thanks to our wonderful fans, it probably is.

     

    PT-BR, thanks to André and friends.

    French, thanks to Arnaud

    Russian, thanks to Igor and Nata

    German, thanks to David

    Czech, thanks to Jakub and rave.cz

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    Disclaimer

    Disclaimer: Do not consume any drugs without consulting a medical professional. This is for informational purposes only.

  • SPREAD THE LOVE.

    I've seen a lot of people who begin venturing into MDMA, but don't know about the harm reduction that is possible, and therefore are doing themselves more damage than they need to. This site is not about encouraging more people to do MDMA, it is about reducing the harm to those that are already taking MDMA.

     

    Help everyone enjoy this safely. They'll thank you for it, and so will we!

     

    Don't feel the need to post it on Facebook or Twitter or anything public.

     

    Do feel free to tell the people in one on one messages or, even better, in person :)

     

    Have questions? I suggest asking on /r/MDMA. Unfortunately I cannot accept questions over email, RollSafe has had hundreds of thousands of visitors so the volume is too high.