Category archives: hallucinogenic research

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: 3 Reasons You Can’t Ignore Trauma

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: 3 Reasons You Can’t Ignore Trauma   When you face difficult times, you have two options: work through the difficulty you’ve encountered or try to avoid it. For many who have lived through… continue reading »

Yes, You Can: Four Ways to Strengthen Your Resilience

Yes, You Can: Four Ways to Strengthen Your Resilience   Everyone knows someone who’s been through a horrifying experience, yet somehow manages to keep smiling. People like that usually come to mind when we lose it over small things, like… continue reading »

Therapy and Horseplay: Four Things You Need to Know about Equine Therapy

Therapy and Horseplay: Four Things You Need to Know about Equine Therapy When it comes to equine therapy, I’ll be the first one to advocate for its use. I’ve been an avid rider all my life, and there were many… continue reading »

Six Ways to Maintain Your Sobriety at a Thanksgiving Celebration

Six Ways to Maintain Your Sobriety at a Thanksgiving Celebration I first tried to quit drinking on November 11, 1995. By Thanksgiving of that year, I was clean, but I was scared to death of facing a holiday dinner without… continue reading »

Can a Psychedelic Trip Improve Your Mental Health?

For thousands of years, shamans have used hallucinogenic plants to help individuals overcome trauma and other difficulties. In the West, research into the potential healing power of entheogens, substances believed to elicit mystical experience, were halted in the middle of… continue reading »

Potential of Psilocybin in Mental Health Therapy

Over the past 50 years, tens of millions of people have used entheogens, yet there just is not much scientific evidence on either positive or negative long-term effects of these substances. The classical psychedelics (LSD, psilocybin, etc.) are not known… continue reading »

“Magic Mushrooms” Might Be More Magic than We First Thought

In 1960, two promising young psychologists at Harvard, Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert, began to explore the effects of psychotropic substances on the human mind. They believed that psilocybin, the active chemical in “magic” mushrooms, had the power to change people’s… continue reading »

The Potential of Ibogaine in the Treatment of Substance Abuse

I have a very specific agenda when it comes to addiction treatment research. I believe that any therapy or medication which shows promise in treating addiction should be tested for efficacy and safety. At present, many such treatments are not… continue reading »

Does MDMA Have Psychotherapeutic Potential?

Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) is also known as “ecstasy” because of the ecstatic feelings it produces in those who use it. While many dismiss the drug as a dangerous substance, some scientists claim it may have positive therapeutic uses with little risk… continue reading »