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Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy



Psychedelic-assisted therapy refers to the therapeutic use of psychedelic drugs such as LSD, psilocybin, DMT, mescaline, and MDMA under strict professional supervision. Clients are prepared in advance by the therapist and then helped afterward to integrate and understand their experience with the drug. In a psychedelic-assisted therapy session, the client is administered the drug and then, as the drug takes effect, guided by the therapist to explore their feelings and experience. Both client and therapist remain in session until the drug wears off completely. Follow-up sessions help the client fully integrate their experiences.

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Taking LSD, MDMA, and DMT to Treat Mental Health

A small community of experimental psychotherapists—along with self-medicating users—have been using acid and mushrooms to treat mental health conditions for years, with promising results.

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LSD Psychotherapy: The Healing Potential of Psychedelic Medicine

The sensationalism surrounding the widespread use of LSD in the late 60s and the subsequent legislative overkill virtually ended psychotherapeutic LSD research.

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How Should We Do Drugs Now?

While we can now begin to glimpse an end to the drug war, it is much harder to envision what the drug peace will look like. How will we fold these powerful substances into our society and our lives so as to minimize their risks and use them most constructively?

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The Science of Psilocybin and Its Use to Relieve Suffering

Leading psychopharmacologist Roland Griffiths discloses the ways that psychedelic drugs can be used to create spiritually meaningful, personally transformative experiences for all patients, especially the terminally ill.

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Changing Our Minds: Psychedelic Sacraments and the New Psychotherapy

Changing Our Minds is an experiential tour through a social, spiritual and scientific revolution that is redefining our culture’s often-confusing relationship with psychoactive substances.

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My Adventures with the Trip Doctors

My first psilocybin journey began around an altar in the middle of a second-story loft in a suburb of a small city on the Eastern Seaboard.

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The Future of Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy | Rick Doblin

Could psychedelics help us heal from trauma and mental illnesses? Researcher Rick Doblin has spent the past three decades investigating this question, and the results are promising.

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Psychedelic Medicine: The Healing Powers of LSD, MDMA, Psilocybin, and Ayahuasca

Explores the potential of psychedelics as medicine and the intersections of politics, science, and psychedelics • Explores the tumultuous history of psychedelic research, the efforts to restore psychedelic therapies, and the links between psychiatric drugs and mental illness • Offers...

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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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