Medicine/Healing

FDA… approves study allowing therapists to legally use MDMA

The United States Food and Drug Administration, in a landmark decision, just approved… …a new clinical study that allows therapists who want to conduct MDMA-assisted therapy sessions to legally consume the drug themselves.  Original Article (Microdose Buzz):FDA historically approves study allowing therapists to legally use MDMAArtwork Fair Use: Public Domain

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Anthropology

Government urged to sell… ecstasy [MDMA] in pharmacies

In a book – with a foreword written by the former prime minister of New Zealand Helen Clark… cocaine, ecstasy and amphetamines should be “nationalised” and sold legally in government-run pharmacies to undermine global drug-related crime, a UK drugs reform charity has recommended. Only a single adult use dosage of the drugs would be available…

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Medicine/Healing

Psychedelic, [entheogenics & ethnobotanicals are] going mainstream. Will it be accessible to all?

The politics around psychedelics are changing as well: With great effort from advocates, various measures to decriminalize possession [and cultivation] of certain entheogens have passed in Oakland, [Ann Arbor, Michigan], Santa Cruz, Calif., as well as Denver [Colorado], and similar campaigns are underway in… other cities, [such as Portland, Oregon]. Sara Reed, study coordinator of…

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Psychology

…revolution will not be psychologized : psychedelics’ potential for systemic change

…are better attitudes enough to save us from the dual colossi of climate change and fascist strongman politics? [Afterall] when psychoanalysis, the first major school of psychotherapeutic thought, arrived on our shores in the early twentieth century, its methods were quickly brought in line with our predilection for personal solutions… they take an experience about…

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Psychology

…chemical romance

According to Earp and Savulescu, unhappily married couples with young kids are the best candidates for biochemical assistance because “when discord is high, divorce appears to benefit children, but when discord is low, divorce appears to harm children.” Children who are harmed by divorce, the authors note, often get “swept under the rug, usually in the…

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