Did LSD Cause the Salem Witch Trials?

May 11, 2022

A city reckons with the possibility that the rye fungus ergot, a key ingredient in the psychedelic, catalyzed the calamity. Meanwhile advocates fight for harm reduction policies to ensure such experiences don’t happen again

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Our Grassroots Facilitator Network: What is it? Why Does it Matter?

April 30, 2022

Get paid to help people in need! Facilitation with plant medicine can fill a gaping hole in our mental health care system at a time of critical need. Bay Staters is committed to training people from all walks of life in becoming a successful facilitator, creating tools for accountability and platforming, and keeping this service affordable for all.

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New study finds 'microdosing' psychedelics can be effective in treating anxiety, depression

November 23, 2021

A study recently published in "Nature: Scientific Reports" found the use of small doses of psychedelics resulted in a reduction of anxiety and depression symptoms among participants. The international study led by the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO) included more than 8,500 people from 75 countries who used an anonymous self-reporting system.

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How Psychedelic Drugs Are Helping Veterans and Others with PTSD, Depression

November 19, 2021

Experts say that psychedelic drugs, along with psychotherapy, can help treat PTSD as well as depression. More veterans are turning to psychedelic drug-assisted therapy as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder as well as other mental health conditions such as depression. Veterans advocates are urging the Department of Veterans Affairs to consider psychedelic drugs such as MDMA as part of the agency’s treatment programs.

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'A staggering increase': Yearly overdose deaths top 100,000 for first time

November 17, 2021

Drug overdose deaths in the United States surpassed 100,000 in a 12-month period for the first time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday... Deaths due to opioids — mostly synthetic opioids, including fentanyl — accounted for more than 75 percent of the deaths.

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