Thanks for the response, it's very interesting so far!
I should just like to add that I regard tripping as a very, very occasional activity, time and place and people obviously being very important to the experience. On a personal level something that I do regard as a good thing as regards hallucinogens is that unlike alcohol, I have rarely if ever had any debilitating after-effects and I remember stuff too!
I guess moderation is the key factor in whatever tickles your fancy, be it trips or Old Scrotes Peculiar Straw Ale etc. Too much of a good thing etc. I guess we should always, unlike the mainstream media, make a distinction between recreational drug USE and AB-use. For example; I would regard someone having a single trip in a session as USING acid , but someone necking shedloads as Ab-using it. I guess the same applies to a few pints and trying to sink a couple of buckets!!!
A friend of mine who has heavily researched and in fact lectured on hallucinogens pointed out that there are many myths surrounding their use i.e the idea of "flashbacks" is regarded as pretty much a fabrication. I've never heard of anyone experiencing such a thing. And the idea of "people jumping out of windows because they think they can fly" is apparently something of an exaggeration too!
Interesting stuff for sure!