There are waves of both new information through research and of upsurging legitimacy in the use of psychedelics in therapy. Previously banned drugs are emerging from the cultures, subcultures and countercultures where they have flourished in the past to move or less, and sometimes very rapidly into mainstream therapy.
Changes include approved treatments for depression that use a Ketamine derivative, many applications for CBD, and clinical retreats including Ayahuaska and Magic Mushrooms or Psilocybin. It is relatively easy now to obtain LSD, MDMA, DMT and a host of other psychoactive drugs.
My college, the CRPO, does not allow me to administer legal or illegal pharmaceuticals or banned plant based medicines, but I have training and experience in both their use and in what I see as more important: the integration of experiences under the influence of psychedelic drugs.
There is a kind of “Wild West” character to the emergence of interventions where Psychedelic drugs are being presented as therapy in themselves, and this can be a waste of an important adjunct to therapy – even sometimes dangerous. I see psychedelic -assisted therapy as tremendously powerful in some cases. Psychedelics when integrated in to therapy can provide great results – and it’s still therapy, with both the risks and the returns of therapy enhanced by the psychedelics.
I do integrations for psychedelic experiences. We can talk more about it .