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First U. student group on studying psychedelics holds open house

“It has motivated me, personally, to study . . . the context in which drug use is more likely to happen,” Preciado said… Joseph explained that over the past five years, there has been a “low-key renaissance,” in which new studies have documented the use of psychedelics, such as psilocybin mushrooms and lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), to treat mental illnesses. The research has implications for mental health treatment, therapy, and the academic study of human consciousness, according to Joseph.”

“As a person who has been dealing with some mental health issues of my own, I’ve been interested in the potential of these compounds to help with issues such as anxiety and depression,” Ryan said. “I’m interested in following and seeing what happens in the future with the research [from] anthropological, religious, neuroscientific, and psychological perspectives.” Many of the open house attendees are psychedelic users themselves and are interested in having a forum to discuss their experiences and best practices. “I’ve had a long and complicated history with psychedelic use,” said Joseph. “I want to take a more neutral view.” She noted the wide range of experiences that people have with psychedelics, noting that Eleusis will take a “safe, informed, rational perspective.”

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First U. student group on studying psychedelics holds open house
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