Psychedelics

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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Inaugural World Psychedelics Day

Global day of discussion and celebration dedicated to building awareness of and respect for therapeutic and life-enhancing potential of synthetic psychedelics and traditional psychoactive plant medicines World Psychedelics Day (WPD) launches Sunday, June 20th, 2021, celebrating a new era of rational and informed perspectives on modern day psychedelics and traditional psychoactive plant medicines. This annual …

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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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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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The Potential for Psychedelic Treatment for Veterans

From the fallout of COVID-19 to therapy becoming more accepted and recognized and the rise of new treatments, mental health has become a mainstream conversation. But one subset with specific needs remains neglected: Veterans. Veterans Lack Support When Returning Home From Deployment Havn Life Director and Veteran Tim Laidler was deployed to Afghanistan in 2008. …

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The Effects of Psychedelics on Relationships

By Catherine Kakenya Psychedelics are believed to have been used by Indigenous cultures for thousands of years. More scientific research of them began in the 1940s, and studies included treatment of patients with alcohol disorder. Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) was discovered to uncover long-lost memories and help people to revisit traumatic memories and see them …

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Hundreds of Canadians Already Struggling With Mental Health Conditions Plead for Access to Psychedelic Medicine

ATMA and SYNTAC Institute Collaborate to Submit a Group Application for Section 56 Exemption from Health Canada to Access Psychedelic Therapy ATMA Journey Centers Inc. (ATMA), an Alberta-based company focused on delivering innovative psychedelic-assisted therapies internationally, announced today that it has submitted a Group Application for Section 56 Exemption to Health Canada on behalf of Canadians …

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Mount Sinai Health System Launches Center for Psychedelic Research

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has launched a new center for psychedelics research. The Center for Psychedelic Psychotherapy and Trauma Research pursues a multipronged clinical and research approach to discovering novel and more efficacious therapies for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, and other stress-related conditions in the veteran and civilian population. The Center …

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Do Psychedelics Have a Role in our “New Normal”?

Psychedelic medicine, in tandem with neuroscience and genetics, could transform how we treat mental health and industries related to wellness.   If 2020 taught us anything, it’s what wasn’t working. We all want to get back to a “new normal” and take the lessons we’ve learned from our time in the pandemic and apply them …

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