title: Harm Reduction archive_section: project-beyond date: 2014-01-25 tags: politics


The United States (and other governments around the world) have spent massive amounts of resources fighting the "War on Drugs" to the general detriment of society. People have easy access to innaccurate information on the effects and side-effects of various street drugs, pharmaceutical drugs, and psychoactive plants; anti-drug organizations tend to reenforce those inaccurate perceptions. Project Beyond's Harm Reduction Project, alongside other related resources, like

Erowid

, is committed to gathering, vetting, and synthesizing accurate information on these and other related substances.

Work is under way to develop a

simple and accessible wiki engine

to store, serve, and archive this information. But while we are scratching that itch you can start contributing information to the very much hacked together

wiki

we've built using

markdoc

and

github

.

Hopefully this is the beginning of something great.