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How Psychedelics Could Treat Alcohol Use Disorder

Psychedelic research catches up to decades of lost potential  Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a chronic brain disease marked by a pattern of alcohol use. It may include problems with controlling drinking, a preoccupation with alcohol, continuing to use alcohol even when it causes problems, drinking more alcohol to get a certain effect, or having …

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Canadian Psychedelic Association to Introduce a Proposal For Regulatory Changes to Health Canada

Organization Presents a Memorandum of Regulatory Approval to Health Canada and the Canadian Government A Nanos Research Survey released in August by the Canadian Psychedelic Association (CPA) shows 82 percent of Canadians approve the use of psilocybin-assisted therapy for people suffering from an end-of-life illness and 78 percent would support a government that legalized psilocybin-assisted …

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Could psychedelics change a damaged relationship with food and the body?

Psychedelic studies are underway for the potential treatment of Eating Disorders and obesity For the duration that humans have been alive, our relationship to food has changed, from one of survival, to one encompassing nutrition, satiation, indulgence, therapy, and even neglect. Add to that a complicated relationship with our bodies or body image, and you …

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New Potential for Psychedelics in Stroke Recovery

There have been vast improvements in the lifespan of Canadians who have suffered strokes in the past three decades. Despite this, strokes are still the third leading cause of death in Canada and a large contributor to the number of years lost due to ill-health, disability, or early death. Over 50,000 Canadians suffer from strokes …

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Queen’s University Health Sciences to Launch Psychedelics Research Collaborative

The Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University will create a research collaborative that will serve as an interdisciplinary space for research, innovation and knowledge translation in the field of psychedelics. The launch of the psychedelics research collaborative is enabled by the Dimensions Health Fund in support of the Study of Psychedelics, established by Dimensions Health …

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To Relax Your Mind, You Need to Relax Your Body

By Alison Palmer The past year has definitely been unnatural for all of us, and created detrimental effects on everyone’s physical and mental well-being. In fact, many people reported that they have felt more stressed due to their overall health and their personal hardships. Thus, a majority of Canadians have emphasized that they are placing …

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Uses of Psychedelics in Brain Trauma Treatment

By Catherine Kakenya The study of psychedelics and their use has been on the rise. Many people have become informed and are using plant medicines to improve their lives. Recently, Ayahuasca and psilocybin mushrooms (known as magic mushrooms) have been proven to help heal brain trauma, depression, and other mental illnesses. Ayahuasca The indigenous upper …

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Newly Launched Plant Medicine Healing Alliance Aims to Decriminalize Plant and Fungi Medicines for Group Healing

A new coalition, the Plant Medicine Healing Alliance (PMHA), launched on Earth Day with a goal of decriminalizing all plant and fungi medicines for home growing, group healing and religious purposes. The Alliance, which is working in partnership with leaders from the medical community, veterans and indigenous stakeholders among others, has a dual mission of improving access to …

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New UCSF Research Program to Advance Psychedelics Research and Treatments

Psychedelics research in support of brain health is getting a major boost this month with the formation of the Neuroscape Psychedelics Division at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Through $6.4M in private funding, the new division will take a unique translational research approach to integrate cutting-edge neuroscience technology with psychedelics treatment, including through …

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Psychedelic Science Holds Promise for Mainstream Medicine

UNLV Neuroscientists’ Work on Brain Activity Recently Published by Nature: Scientific Reports Psychedelic healing may sound like a fad from the Woodstock era, but it’s a field of study that’s gaining traction in the medical community as an effective treatment option for a growing number of mental health conditions. While the study of psychedelics as medicine …

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