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A New Perspective on Psychedelics As A Form of Medical Treatment

From New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist Michael Pollan, How To Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence handles an otherwise charged topic with a reassuring balance of objective insight and appropriate subjectivity of personal experience. What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence First published in 2018, it’s a curious, optimistic, and open-minded look at what’s been deemed a renaissance of psychedelics in psychology. In its 480 pages, Pollan provides an engaging overview of where psychedelic therapy came from, what it does, and the implications for the revival of [...]

By |2021-05-11T22:38:38+00:00May 11th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

LSD For Medical Use

A prescription for acid? LSD for medical use? We might be getting closer than you’d think. Ongoing research suggests LSD may be able to bring relief to people dealing with mental illnesses like depression and anxiety in conjunction with therapy and coaching. Though research had already begun before the counterculture movement in the 60s, it was stopped once “acid” became considered a threat to society. After decades of silence, the LSD research is coming back to life with a resurgence of interest in it as a medical treatment. The people studying psychedelics are optimistic about the implications of the new research. As more studies are done, the hope among many [...]

By |2021-04-23T22:18:40+00:00April 23rd, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

What Is Medical Psilocybin?

When you hear medical psilocybin, your first thought probably isn’t pharmaceutical. But soon we may very well see medical psilocybin among other mainstream medical treatment options. Emerging research is validating much of what had already been found, before the so-called war on drugs put a stop to psychedelic research for the following decades. The potential for psilocybin is great in treating prevalent mental health concerns. Issues like alcoholism, depression, and anxiety are widespread, so the possibility of a new treatment option is exciting to many who are interested in alternatives for mental health. So how could such a substance go from being considered dangerous to helpful? If you’re a bit [...]

By |2021-04-23T21:35:39+00:00April 23rd, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

What Is Keatmine-Assisted Psychotherapy?

As mental illness continues to be a significant challenge for many people, some are turning to more unconventional treatment options. One such treatment, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, may offer the breakthrough that’s needed. Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, or KAP, is getting more attention as a viable option, particularly for depression that doesn’t respond well to other methods. It works quickly and can lead to lasting improvements. The fast-acting therapy may be an appropriate solution for those at risk of suicide, and though not quite mainstream it is gaining popularity for its effectiveness and comparatively low risk. What Is Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy? Ketamine is historically an anesthetic with a reputation for safety. Synthesized in the 1960s, [...]

By |2021-03-24T23:42:10+00:00March 24th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

How Effective Is Plant Medicine for Addiction Recovery?

You may be surprised to learn how effective plant medicine can be in treating addiction and contributing to recovery. While less common in modern medicine, healing with plants like Ayahuasca has been practiced throughout human history. These plant medicines can offer an effective solution for people seeking alternative treatment options outside of western medicine. Treating Addiction With Plant Medicine For thousands of years, people all over the globe have been experimenting with and developing uses for various plants. As their mind-altering properties were discovered, these plants became part of sacred ritual and healing practices that are still practiced today. The use of these healing plants is becoming more accessible to [...]

By |2021-03-11T21:00:57+00:00March 11th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Using Ayahuasca to Overcome Addiction

Substance addiction among in the world is very common these days, which leads to destruction, loss, heartache, frustration, and affects practically every aspect of life. These substances include alcohol, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and many more. Continued use of these drugs leads to plenty of problems such as financial inability, overdose, problem in managing interpersonal relationships, health unconsciousness, and eventually death. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that globally 62 percent population was indulged in drug addiction in 2016 and around 144000 deaths were reported solely due to drug misuse. The question raised here is, why and how people get involved in drug use and then get addicted? [...]

By |2021-03-11T20:49:47+00:00February 19th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments