Science

Love drugs might be the future of relationships

…a new wave of research is exploring the therapeutic uses of other substances such as magic mushrooms, MDMA and LSD, not just as party drugs but as real-life neurotechnologies that can act as a chemical nudge on the brain systems involved in love and attachment. …let’s not forget, love itself is also not to be taken lightly. Instead of…

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Science

Large national survey suggests that the use of psychedelics is not associated with lifetime cancer development

When controlling for confounding variables, the results revealed that lifetime psychedelic use was not associated with lifetime cancer diagnosis nor hematologic cancer diagnosis. This was true for each of the three classifications of psychedelics: tryptamine (5-MeO-DIPT, AMT, DMT), lysergamide (LSD), and phenethylamine (2C-B, mescaline, MDMA, peyote, and San Pedro). “Beginning in the late 1960s, concerns were raised by laboratory experiments that…

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Science

How MDMA resensitizes the brain

…in mice, MDMA can reopen the critical period for social learning after it should have closed permanently. In 2019, neuroscientist Gül Dölen’s laboratory at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, found that the psychedelic drug MDMA resensitizes the brains of adult mice so they can learn from their social environment in a way that’s normally…

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Modern Culture

How to protect yourself from super-strength [MDMA]

It’s never been more important to keep yourself… safe… MDMA has become more potent, more mixed, and less secure – it’s important that partygoers and ravers have as much information as possible to stay out of danger. …warnings have spiked over added chemicals to drugs such as MDMA such as PMA, n-ethylpentylone, clephedrone/4-CMC and eutylone.…

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Biography/Memoir

…administration plans for legal psychedelic therapies within two years

…letter from the Health and Human Services Department discloses the anticipated FDA approval of MDMA and psilocybin treatments… the May [2022] correspondence, not shared publicly until now, is the clearest indication yet that top officials are preparing for the approval of psychedelic drugs – demonized for decades after former President Richard Nixon sought means to…

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Spirituality

Oregon 1st in US to soften on hard drugs, ‘magic’ mushrooms

“Measure 110 [in Oregon] is arguably the biggest blow to the war on drugs to date.”, says Kassandra Frederique, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, which was behind the hard-drugs measure. It received 59% yes votes and 41% no votes, with roughly 1.9 million votes counted, according to unofficial partial results from the secretary…

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Psychology

MDMA… marriage…

“We literally said on the drive to this house, ‘If this doesn’t work, we’re done,’” Ree said… a qualitative study published in January [2022] described how eight couples used MDMA privately to enhance their relationships… an emerging cognitive-relational model of “evenings with Molly” contrasts with existing models of use by suggesting the possibility of informed,…

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Biography/Memoir

…psychedelic… 2022

…there’s a long way to go before these therapies are available to everyone. For one, many of the substances, including MDMA and psilocybin, will likely not get the legal green light for another few years, though some jurisdictions are leading the way. With one in five North Americans experiencing a mental illness in any given…

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