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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. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

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Will the Psychedelic Revolution Change the World? | Under the Skin with Russell Brand

Dr Robin Carhart-Harris (Head of Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London) discusses unlocking the unconscious, the potential therapeutic uses of psychedelic drugs, and why research into their benefits has been shut down for over 40 years.

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Ralph Metzner, Ph.D. (on Report from Santa Fe)

This week’s guest on “Report from Santa Fe” is Ralph Metzner, PhD, psychologist, writer, and researcher, who participated in psychedelic research at Harvard University in the early 1960s with Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert (later named Ram Dass).

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Hofmann’s Potion—Albert Hofmann LSD Documentary

By the mid-1950s, LSD research was being published in medical and academic journals all over the world. It showed potential benefits in the treatment of alcoholism, drug addiction, and other mental illnesses. This film explores those potential benefits, and the researchers who explored them.

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Psychedelics: Treating Addiction, Depression and Anxiety with Dr. Roland Griffiths

Psychedelics were the subject of serious medical research in the 1940s to the 1960s, when many scientists believed some of the mind-bending compounds held tremendous therapeutic promise for treating a number of conditions including severe mental health problems and alcohol addiction.

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