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FDA and NIH Perspectives on Psychedelic Drug Development

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) communicated publicly about psychedelic drug development and current thinking around safety, therapeutic use, and research. The FDA Division of Psychiatry Products provided information in a workshop about how to design and efficiently study psychedelics for potential medical use.

Visions to Heed: Ketamine’s Breakout In Psychedelic Therapy

Psychedelic therapy holds a lot of promise, which medicine is right for you? Dr. Raquel Bennett describes her journey to find ketamine assisted psychotherapy and launch the first ketamine specific conference. She talks about different methods and approaches used in ketamine therapy. After struggling for over a decade with severe depression, Raquel Bennett turned to

A Guide to Starting a Community Psychedelic Integration Circle

In May 2017, the first psychedelic integration circle was hosted in Los Angeles with the purpose of creating a safe space for people to talk about non-ordinary states of consciousness and offer emotional support, educational information, and harm reduction strategies to individuals who use psychedelic substances. Nearly three years later, PsychedeLiA: Psychedelic Integration, Los Angeles’

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Reframing Psychedelic Integration into a Continuum with Community

The psychedelic journey through other states of consciousness potentially impacts the journeyer mentally, emotionally, spiritually, physically and environmentally. Following these experiences there is an immediate need to return to baseline safely and with the least possible amount of disruption to our stability, while successfully assimilating themes and lessons that are illuminated. Touring through different realms

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Can We Quantify the Placebo Effect in Psychedelic Medicine?

Here, take these pills. It will make you better. Likely you’ve heard these phrases before if you’re living in a medicalized society. For whatever ails you, there is a pill or an entire arsenal of medications that your doctor may prescribe. Some of these drugs are life-saving remedies with biological targets that interrupt disease progression

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MDMA Could Revolutionize Care for Trauma, a Social Worker’s Perspective

An article about why mental health professionals are in dire need of better treatment for PTSD, how MDMA-assisted psychotherapy works, and how important a treatment like this could be for addressing the immense burden of trauma in vulnerable communities, especially communities of color and low-income communities.