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Microdosing’s Micromoment: Consuming Crumb-Size Amounts of Psychedelics—Not to Get High But to Feel More Focused and Creative and Present—Has Moved a Tiny Bit Mainstream.

By Simone Kitchens — 2018

As of one month ago, I knew of just one friend who microdosed; my friend, who is a musician, said he was taking 0.1 grams of mushrooms a few mornings a week so he could finish up an album that had been taking him years.

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An Introduction to MDMA

Once considered the quintessential party drug, MDMA (also known as “ecstasy,” “X,” or “molly”) is now experiencing a surge of interest in a completely different area: psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.

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An Introduction to LSD

LSD, or lysergic acid diethylamide, is a synthetic drug with potent psychedelic properties. Commonly known as acid, it was originally derived from compounds found in ergot, a fungus that grows on rye.

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Why Microdosing MDMA Could Be A Bad Idea

As the trend of microdosing illustrates, if people want to reap the benefits of a substance, they’ll find the most effective way to do it. Everyone from entrepreneurs to artists are microdosing psychedelics like LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline for spiritual, creative, and productive enhancement.

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The Centrality of Set and Setting in Psychedelics

What’s so important about set and setting? And why are they so emphasized in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy? Even just a cursory glance would make you think these are also fundamental pieces to traditional psychotherapy. And you’d be right.

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A Brief History of Psychedelic Psychiatry

In the 1950s a group of pioneering psychiatrists showed that hallucinogenic drugs had therapeutic potential, but the research was halted as part of the backlash against the hippy counterculture.

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An Introduction to Psilocybin

With the advent of the psychedelic renaissance occurring currently, many people have become curious about one of the most famous hallucinogens: psilocybin mushrooms. Read on to discover the most important information about these fascinating fungi.

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It’s Time to Start Studying the Downside of Psychedelics

Before psychedelic therapy and services becomes widely available, there needs to be a better understanding of all the ways these experiences can go wrong.

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FDA Calls Psychedelic Psilocybin a 'Breakthrough Therapy' for Severe Depression

The FDA is helping to speed up the process of researching and approving psilocybin, a hallucinogenic substance in magic mushrooms, to treat major depressive disorder (MDD).

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Ketamine Therapy Is Going Mainstream. Are We Ready?

The mind-altering drug has been shown to help people suffering from anxiety and depression. But how it helps, who it will serve, and who will profit are open questions.

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I Took Ketamine for My Depression. Things Got Pretty Weird.

My first encounter with ketamine did not go well.

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