Friday, January 27, 2023

Tag: psychedelic drugs

The Culture Is the Poison: Why Psychedelics Are Dangerous Medicine in...

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Extraction of psychedelics from the ritual process has dissociated them from community, connectedness, and responsibility, which used to define psychedelic drug use.

Fireside Project: Peer Support for Psychedelic Experiences

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A new nonprofit support line takes a harm-reduction approach and helps people process their psychedelic experiences.

How Should Psychedelic Medicine Handle “Flashbacks”?

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Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder (HPPD) is one of the after-effects neglected amid the rapid march of the psychedelic renaissance. But is the impulse to pathologise these perceptual changes helpful?

Ending The Silence Around Psychedelic Therapy Abuse

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All the new hype about miracle psychedelic treatments as the next wave of cures for mental disorders leaves out the risk of therapy abuse.

Psychedelics—The New Psychiatric Craze

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Psychedelics have become popular through the potent mixture of financial interests and desperation. Evidence for their beneficial effects is lacking.

Psychedelics, Transformative Experiences and Healing: An Interview with Katrina Michelle

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Richard Sears interviews transpersonal psychologist Katrina Michelle about harm reduction practices with psychedelics in therapy.

‘Ego-Dissolving’ Psychedelic Drugs Could Improve Mental Health

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From Medical Xpress: Researchers have proposed that psychedelic drugs such as LSD and magic mushrooms may help some people with anxiety, depression, and addiction by dissolving...

We Need Ecstasy and Cocaine in Place of Prozac and Xanax

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From Aeon: While psychiatric drugs are often ineffective and can have serious side effects, there are many psychedelics and other illicit substances that have proven...

‘Enough is Enough’ Series: LSD Reconsidered

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Biochemical psychiatry is now moving in an unfortunate, potentially dangerous, yet predictable direction. It has run out of new drugs to try, so it's turning to psychedelic drugs, suggesting that they hold promise in the treatment of substance use 'disorders.'

The Psychedelic Miracle

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From Rolling Stone Magazine: Both the underground practice of and aboveground research on the use of psychedelic drugs to heal PTSD, as well as depression, anxiety,...

“FDA Agrees to New Trials for Ecstasy as Relief for PTSD...

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Last week, the FDA gave permission for ecstasy to move into Phase 3 clinical trials for the treatment of PTSD. “If they can keep...

“Psychedelic Pioneer Who Has Expanded the Boundaries of Medicine”

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Rick Doblin, the founder of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, talks to AlterNet about his three-decade-long journey trying to shift social consciousness around...