You find yourself at one of your favorite transformational art and music festivals, and things are extra exciting because, this year, you are attending as a volunteer, not just a participant. As someone who has had positive and life-changing experiences with psychedelics but also knows the challenges they may bring, you decide to volunteer with […]
Why Psychedelic Therapy?
Psychotherapists and recovery specialists are harnessing the transcendent power of psychedelics to treat mood disorders, substance addiction, and much more.
MDMA’s been getting some bad press lately. In the last three years, MDMA-related deaths have increased in the US and around the world. The number of deaths in 2014 was six times higher than the year before, and the numbers have remained high. Authorities blame this rise on the increasingly stronger ecstasy pills that are […]
Earlier this year, a contributor to the United Patients Group blog wrote about his son’s struggle to find an effective treatment for bipolar disorder. After four years of nearly annual hospitalization, cannabis was the only option that seemed to help. “From his first puff I could see immediate mood improvements,” the father wrote. But interestingly, […]
The first time I ate psilocybin mushrooms, I was eighteen years old, walking around a public art museum. I had no idea what psychedelic integration was, let alone what psychedelics could do for my personal development and spirituality. My experimenting came from sheer intrigue and excitement, and because someone offered it to me. So all […]
My friend Lydia has never forgotten her first migraine. It was July 1999 and she was 11. Her family was leaving on a trip to Australia in just two days, but the pain was so overwhelming that she could barely pack. After that first memorable experience, she continued to struggle with migraines for years, vomiting […]
We’ve all had moments when we’ve looked in the mirror and hated what’s looking back. Our hair won’t do what we want or maybe our skin just looks terrible today. But for people suffering from body dysmorphic disorder, looking in the mirror is a daily exercise in revulsion, no matter what they look like. They […]