Bluelight (web forum)

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Formation1997; 21 years ago (1997)
TypeWeb Forum
PurposeDiscussion of controlled drugs
Official language

Bluelight is a web forum dedicated to discussion of harm reduction in regards to anything considered a drug such as a body or mind altering substance.

Bluelight has partnerships with the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), an organization focused on clinical research on psychedelic drugs[1], and Pill Reports, a web-based database for pill testing results, with direct links to both organizations in the Forums listing on the Bluelight home page.[2][non-primary source needed]

Academic Research Assistance[edit]

Bluelight has mentions in several formal publications.[3][4][5][6]


  1. ^ MAPS Announces Partnership With Bluelight
  2. ^ Bluelight Home Page
  3. ^ Chiauzzi, E., DasMahapatra, P., Lobo, K., & Barratt, M. J. (2013). Participatory research with an online drug forum: A survey of user characteristics, information sharing, and harm reduction views. Substance Use and Misuse, 48, 661-670.
  4. ^ Carhart-Harris, R. L., King, L. A., & Nutt, D. J. (2011). A web-based survey on mephedrone. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 118, 19-22.
  5. ^ Barratt, M. J., Cakic, V., & Lenton, S. (2013). Patterns of synthetic cannabinoid use in Australia. Drug and Alcohol Review, 32, 141-146.
  6. ^ Ward, J., Rhyee, S., & Plansky, J. (2011). Methoxetamine: a novel ketamine analog and growing health-care concern. Clinical Toxicology, 49, 874-875.