Author: Wesley Thoricatha

Veterans Finding New Hope in MDMA Therapy for Treating PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is an all-too-common issue with veterans who return home from war. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that between 10% and 20% of the young men and women who return from Iraq and Afghanistan are affected by this mental health condition that can cause sleeplessness, depression, jumpiness, anxiety, and, in the most severe cases, suicidalness.

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This Too Shall Pass: Psychedelic Therapy In the Fight Against Depression

When depression hits, people become a shadow of their highest potential, and when depression becomes chronic, people often turn to destructive coping behaviors and prescription drugs of dubious effectiveness that have dangers all their own. Thankfully, new research is showing that psychedelic therapy using substances like LSD and psilocybin mushrooms can be enormously helpful to people with mood disorders like depression, with many patients reporting lifelong positive changes to their outlook on life.  

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Iboga Culture: How This Psychedelic Plant Became a National Treasure and Therapeutic Trend

The African forest shrub Tabernanthe iboga, more commonly known as iboga, doesn’t look like a remarkable plant. In fact, if you didn’t know what to look for, you would probably walk right by it amidst the beautiful rainforest scenery. But the iboga plant is no ordinary shrub; its bark contains a naturally occurring psychoactive alkaloid called ibogaine that stimulates the central nervous system when consumed.

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