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Preventing Sexual Abuse In Psychedelic Therapy

In the battle against mental illness, clinical trials of psychedelic therapy are extremely promising. However, new research has shown a slew of ethical concerns around the use of psychedelics for therapeutic purposes. Sexual abuse between psychedelic therapists and clients is one of the most prominent — and potentially widespread — issues that have been highlighted

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AI Can Help Us Discover New Substances

In many aspects of our lives, manual efforts are being replaced with a more time- and cost-effective option: artificial intelligence. Now, researchers are using AI to help uncover new organically-based substances and properties at a molecular level. Secondary natural compounds found in many bacteria, plants, and fungi have anti-inflammatory properties that can help fight off

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Trip or Treat?

One of the best parts of a trip is reflecting on the experience. Sometimes it’s enlightening, sometimes it’s terrifying and other times it’s just straight-up hilarious. But one thing that is certain — it’s almost always an entertaining story afterward. Here are some personal trip stories from fellow psychonauts that are worth a read: u/40footstretch

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The Never-Ending Trip: What You Need to Know About HPPD

People have been taking acid since the 19th century, but we didn’t know its potential for flashbacks until the 1950s — shortly after Albert Hoffman synthesized LSD. And while research has shed some light on how psychedelics affect the brain, there’s still a lot more to learn when it comes to LSD flashbacks, their causes,

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How Psychedelics Help with Parenting

We’ve all heard it before: “I’ll have kids once I get my life together” or “when I’m ready to settle down.” And, there’s no shortage of research that suggests psychedelic properties — particularly magic mushrooms — have the power to help parents create stronger bonds, have a greater sense of empathy, and overcome or manage

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Best Books on Psychedelics and Consciousness

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced psychonaut, it’s never a bad idea to look into psychedelic literature to help expand your mind before you start to explore it. Here are recommended books that everyone should have with them to help plan their next trip. Beginner These books are great for those who are new

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A History of Using Psychedelics for Couples Therapy

Most people know that love can be compared to a drug — and there’s a reason for that. All those hormones and oxytocin can really make that special someone feel totally addicting.  But, like all highs, you usually have to come down at some point, and that’s where couples therapy comes in. So why not

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Gentrification of Psychedelic Culture

As most of us know, the human race has been using psychedelics for centuries, and those original uses were rooted in spirituality, ritual, and medicine. The Babongo tribe of Gabon in Central Africa utilizes the bark of the iboga plant in Bwiti for rites of passage, communal events, and personal spiritual growth. Ayahuasca is used

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The Whitewashing of Psychedelic Medicine

Wherever seeds of racial inequality have been sown, there are copious layers to comb through to unpack the systemic racism behind why minorities continue to be grossly underrepresented in psychedelic-medicine studies. 

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