Educational articles

When there is access to the knowledge and benefits of standardized and quality-controlled integrated wellness tools, a person has a powerful ability to heal and uplift themselves.

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Consideration of Ayahuasca for the Treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Written by Jessica L. Nielson, Ph.D. and Julie D. Megler, MSN, NP-BC Winter 2012 Vol. 22, No. 3: 2012 Annual Report There is a growing amount of research on the development of PTSD and its various treatments. The fact that many people who suffer from PTSD struggle with the currently approved therapeutic options that are […]

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Psychedelic spurs growth of neural connections lost in depression

By Bill Hathaway The psychedelic drug psilocybin, a naturally occurring compound found in some mushrooms, has been studied as a potential treatment for depression for years. But exactly how it works in the brain and how long beneficial results might last is still unclear. In a new study, Yale researchers show that a single dose […]

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Psychedelic Breakthroughs in Neuroscience: How Psychedelic Drugs Influenced the Growth and Development of Psychopharmacology

Written by Nicholas V. Cozzi, Ph.D. Spring 2013 Vol. 23, No. 1 Special Edition: Psychedelics in Psychology and Psychiatry In the mid-20th century, the prevailing views in psychology and psychiatry were that mood, desires, feelings, memories, behaviors, and personalities were determined by environmental histories, childhood experiences, the interplay among reward, punishment, repression, and reinforcement, the unconscious […]

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Drug Decriminalization: Breaking our Addiction to Criminal Punishments

Written by Theshia Naidoo, J.D. MAPS Bulletin Autumn 2020: Vol. 30, No. 3 The United States has developed an unhealthy dependence on criminal punishment. For more than a half century, if there was a difficult societal problem, more often than not, policy makers have labeled it as criminal and “declared war” on it. If that […]

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A Psychotherapeutic View on the Therapeutic Effects of Ritual Ayahuasca Use in the Treatment of Addiction

Written by Anja Loizaga-Velder, Dipl. Psych. Spring 2013 Vol. 23, No. 1 Special Edition: Psychedelics in Psychology and Psychiatry Ayahuasca is a traditional plant preparation of the Amazon basin with psychoactive properties. In recent decades ayahuasca has gained the attention of researchers in multiple disciplines worldwide due to its acclaimed therapeutic and spiritual qualities. It […]

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Ketamine: A Light in the Darkness

Written by C. Alexander Paleos, M.D., Stephen Ross, M.D. Spring 2013 Vol. 23, No. 1 Special Edition: Psychedelics in Psychology and Psychiatry Ketamine has been FDA-approved for use as an anesthetic in surgical procedures since 1970 (1), an indication for which it continues to be widely used, especially in disaster relief efforts (2) and battlefield […]