Psychology

Microdoses of LSD show antidepressant effects in placebo-controlled study

…researchers at the University of Chicago have discovered that low doses of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), a psychedelic drug, may have potential antidepressant effects in individuals showing mild to moderate depressive symptoms… the findings have been published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. “There has been a great deal of public interest in ‘microdosing,’ or the idea…

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Psychology

Subtle Winds offers grant to train marginalized communities…

Benjamin Brubaker, co-founder and director of Subtle Winds, says they have taken a monetary loss, but they’re not just working for profit. Subtle Winds, a state-approved training program for psilocybin facilitators in Eugene, is offering a grant for students from historically marginalized communities and low-income individuals to come and receive their training. Original Article (KVAL):Subtle…

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Psychology

…mushroom store owner speaks out after… raid, seizure

“We are not afraid to disrupt a system (the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act) that currently does not support a collaborative approach in addressing concerns for individuals that have recently found a lifeline in our products and support services,” said Danielle Vaughan, owner of Essence Wellness. The small shop located in downtown Kelowna has been…

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Psychology

Oregon’s bold drug policy isn’t working, yet

…the governor signed a bipartisan bill, led by state Representative Nosse, to increase the Oregon Health Authority’s oversight and ease the flow of funding. …the more she thought about how the war on drugs has harmed generations of Black Americans, she realized Measure 110 was something she could “get behind.” Supporters like Ms. Mines are…

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Medicine/Healing

A new era of psychedelics…

For those who have long worked on psychedelics research, the sudden expansion in access in Oregon and [home-grow] Colorado, along with cities like Denver, Detroit, Minneapolis and Washington, D.C., have prompted a mix of elation and trepidation. Oregon… requiring neither a doctor’s supervision nor a specific medical diagnosis… [Colorado… home cultivation and sharing for adults…

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Psychology

…effort to address… Oregon…

Oregon no longer ranks as the top state in the nation when it comes to rate of substance use disorder and lack of access to treatment, according to the most recent national survey data… Insite [safe injection site] remains open after Supreme Court of Canada dismisses federal government appeal… in a unanimous ruling, the Supreme…

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Psychology

Psychedelics reopen the social reward learning critical period

Here we demonstrate in mice that the ability to reopen the social reward learning critical period is a shared property across psychedelic drugs. Notably, the time course of critical period reopening is proportional to the duration of acute subjective effects reported in humans. Furthermore, the ability to reinstate social reward learning in adulthood is paralleled…

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Psychology

Oregon now offers psilocybin…

“They’re very edible,” he said. “Almost like eating a nut.” …the new system is not considered medical… thinks he might take psilocybin again, to continue his personal growth… when psilocybin can be obtained for as little as $20 a dose… Original Article (Oregon Public Broadcasting & Filter Mag):Oregon now offers psilocybin therapy. Here’s what one…

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Psychology

Estrogen impacts the effects of psilocybin for women

We are left behind in mainstream medical system and so when you when we want to discuss these things… women have had a lot of difficulty in the mainstream medical system—and that’s not to say that I have a problem with the mainstream medical system—however, there is a history of women being gaslit at the…

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