Everything you need to know about the trending practice of psychedelic therapy
Psychedelic drugs, formerly potential research subjects that were long consigned illegal for experimentation in dorm rooms, have been gradually finding their way back into the lab for a modernized 21st-century look.
Mental Health and Psychedelics: Is treating anxiety with psychedelics possible and what are the effects of it?
First-line therapy for mood disorders and stress-related illnesses still depends on neurotransmitting systems, despite decades of study. This approach has made very little progress since the initial invention of inhibitors of monoamine oxidase in the 1950s.
Psychedelics to Treat Opioid Addictions
Finding a Brighter Lease on Life
The very term “drugs” as a catch-all way to describe certain substances is actually extremely deceptive. Some “drugs,” such as prescription opioid compounds like heroin, ketamine, and fentanyl, are dangerous and extremely addictive. The WHO reports, in fact, that 70% of drug use-related deaths are attributed to opioid misuse.
Using Psychedelics to Treat Alcoholism
New Study Delivers Promising Results
A recently-conducted study strongly suggests that psilocybin is the key to overcoming alcohol addiction. Studies that looked at the correlation between psychedelics and alcoholism recovery were very popular during the 1950s and 60s, but observational technology back then did not allow for many conclusive results. Now that the field of study has been revived using 21st century methods, though, we may just be seeing the dawn of a new age in the use of psychedelics to treat alcoholism.
Psilocybin Smoking Cessation
A New Way to Kick the Habit
Smoking cigarettes is a huge problem all over the world. The WHO reports that over 7.2 million smokers worldwide die as a direct result of cigarettes every year and that smoking decreases lifespan by 10 years. All in all, tobacco kills half of the people who end up using it regularly.
Guide To Microdosing LSD
To find out more about the origins of microdosing psychedelics (of which LSD is one) one has to go back nearly 500 years when a Spanish friar reported that when the Aztecs suffered from conditions such as rheumatism and fever, they often treated themselves with low doses of psilocybin, the psychedelic ingredient in what most of us today know as magic mushrooms.
How are Psychedelics, the DMN and the Ego connected?
Most people who take psychedelics such as LSD, magic mushrooms, or others start feeling as if the barrier that separates them from the rest of the world has been broken. If you have taken it before, you may recall feeling as if you are connected with everything. Did you know that there is a scientific explanation for this phenomenon?Scientists call it "ego dissolution”.
Efficacy of ketamine for depression
Many individuals have benefited from commonly prescribed antidepressants including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). However, these antidepressants often cause a partial or nonexistent effect. What are the options in such circumstances? Recent studies are showing that certain type of ketamine might be of assistance.
Microdosing Magic Mushrooms
2022’s Mental Health Revolution
Microdosing magic mushrooms has been growing in popularity since the beginning of the Coronavirus lockdowns. More and more people have been realizing that microdosing is easy, has little to no side effects, and is effective in treating a huge range of mental health issues. It also aids in general self-improvement and tends to improve people’s outlook on life in the long term, even if they are not dealing with any specific issues. 2022 is an excellent time to start microdosing, because the practice has gained more legitimacy through several credible studies.
There are many circulating stories about people traveling to faraway lands to experience the magical brew known as Ayahuasca. The majority of these stories tend to circulate around the immediate benefits realized during the Ayahuasca "trip." One of the most popularly known benefits is a sense of enlightenment.
According to 2019 Substance Abuse Disorder (SUD) statistics, over 19.3 million adults had SUD in the U.S alone. Clearly, the world needs a silver bullet to tackle widespread substance abuse, and there's a need for more ways to treat addiction and reduce the number of fatal drug overdoses each year.
Everything You Need To Know About Mescaline Therapy
For 20th-century biochemist Alexander Shulgin, perhaps better known as the godfather of psychedelics, it all started with using mescaline and writing down his experiences. The world, he wrote, once again amazed him because he saw it like he did when he was a kid. He was describing the first experience he had with mescaline way back in the 1960s.
Nearly 800 million people across the globe are currently living with mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and others. Standard treatments such as SSRIs are giving some form of relief to many of them but there are millions for whom these treatments simply do not work. What would you say if we told you that there is hope for these people? That there is a natural product that has been with us for thousands of years that shows great promise in the treatment of nearly all these conditions? Continue reading to learn everything you need to know about psilocybin therapy and how it can help with and even cure mental health issues.
Increasing data on psychedelics' safety and effectiveness may result in more effective treatments for adult mental health problems and disorders. Including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other chronic medical conditions. Although it won't be available to everyone in 2022 and may take some time to become known and accepted. Experts say you can expect to hear a lot more about this breakthrough therapy this year and in the years to come.