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'Former British Para Keith Abraham flew to Peru to see if he could cure his #PTSD with #ayahuasca. He returned a changed man and is now on a mission to extend access to other members of the #armedforces and beyond' - @MensHealthUK @HeroicHeartsUK menshealth.com/uk/mental-stre…
Amanda Feilding appeared on yesterday's Femail Half-Hour with @WestminsterWAG to talk about the benefits of #psychedelics & #psychedelic therapy (& her infamous #trepanation) after @BeckleyPsytech's £58m financing was featured in @DailyMailUK 🎧 from 4:19podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/sar…B
.@BristolUni's #harmreduction approach to drug use by students, prioritising support over punishment, is a credit to the university and the city. @BDProads @TheBristolCable thebristolcable.org/2021/09/why-br…
'Scotland is right – punishing drug users won’t help, they need care as much as cancer patients do,' writes @ian_hamilton_ on yesterday's announcement that possession of small amounts of Class A drugs in Scotland will be punishable with a warning. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳�independent.co.uk/independentpre…RrldWeQ
Correction: In 2008; results were published in 2014! Check out our website for more info on the original pilot trial: beckleyfoundation.org/science/collab…
In 2014, we sponsored a pilot trial at Johns Hopkins on #psilocybin therapy for #nicotine addiction🚭 Now@JHPsychedelicss will take this research to the next level and beyond with a grant from the US government! Many congrats@Drug_Researcherr et al!🍾�truffle.report/psilocybin-stu…eJ4
'#MagicMushrooms May Be the Biggest Advance in Treating #Depression Since #Prozac' - @Newsweek "I found my passions again, what really motivates me deep down inside," said one participant in a @JHPsychedelics trial. newsweek.com/2021/10/01/mag…
Drug possession is to be 'effectively decriminalised' in Scotland, with police given the option of issuing a warning to those caught with Class A #drugs, including #psilocybin and #LSD, rather than resorting to prosecution.🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳@thetimeshetthetimes.co.uk/article/class-…sk6GSnz
Today is the Autumn Equinox, the first day of fall, and a time for reflection and gratitude (and mushrooms!) By reducing the influence of the ego, #psychedelics can help us integrate past experiences and foster gratitude for the simple things in life 🍂beckleyfoundation.org/support-psyche…M2
'California moves closer to decriminalising #psychedelic drugs' @NBCNews An initiative from @DecrimCA to legalise #psilocybin mushrooms was recently approved for signature-gathering 📝Want to sign? Head todecrimca.org/?v=f24485ae434aK to find out how nbcnews.com/news/us-news/c…H
.@amazon have announced that they are actively lobbying the American government to legalise #cannabis at the federal level, partly to make hiring new staff easier If they could start lobbying @BorisJohnson and @ukhomeoffice as well, that would be helpful independent.co.uk/news/world/ame…
With the public becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of #psychedelic-assisted therapy, shows like @9StrangersHulu, which plays up to long-held, harmful stereotypes and misconceptions about #psychedelics, look ridiculously outdated and out of touch. teenvogue.com/story/nine-per…
A study by the American National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) has revealed the influences of Covid-19 on recreational drug use, finding that college students in the US reported using more #cannabis and #psychedelics but less #alcohol in 2020. @Dazed dazeddigital.com/life-culture/a…
According to a recent study, a single dose of #ayahuasca improved the self-perception of performance during a public-speaking task, which is usually associated with poor performance by individuals with social anxiety. psypost.org/2021/08/a-sing…
Today is #WorldAlzheimersDay By promoting #neuroplasticity in the hippocampus, reducing neuroinflammation, and treating #depression (which frequently accompanies #dementia) #psychedelic compounds may hold potential for helping to treat symptoms of #AlzheimersDisease
We are proud to partner with @NGO_ICEERS in order to carry out research into the benefits of Peruvian #ayahuasca ceremonies for personal development, #wellbeing, and #mentalhealth.🌿 Find out more, including how to donate:beckleyfoundation.org/science/collab…MZ
Campaigners in Italy say they've gathered enough signatures to trigger a referendum on the decriminalisation of personal cultivation of #cannabis, #psilocybin mushrooms and certain other psychoactive plants for personal use. 🇮🇹#ReferendumCannabisis �marijuanamoment.net/italian-refere…EzM
In a welcome sign of changing attitudes, an increasing number of employers are doing away with drug tests, particularly for #cannabis, in a bid to attract more job applicants, fill more roles and retain more workers. @VICE vice.com/en/article/y3d…
Examining #psychedelic medicalisation through a Heideggerian lens, Riccardo McMillan warns that seeing #psychedelics merely as resources, while neglecting traditional, non-reductionist attitudes, puts ecosystems, cultures and therapeutic efficacy at risk. akjournals.com/view/journals/…
Are you in California and want to help get #psilocybin decriminalised in your state? @DecrimCA have got you covered 👇👇twitter.com/DecrimCA/statu…BXx
At the Beckley Foundation, we share Amanda Feilding's vision, and are dedicated to researching the proper use of #psychedelics for the improvement of health and wellbeing, and for the betterment of society. Join the #PsychedelicRenaissance at beckleyfoundation.org/support-psyche…
'It’s been 50 years since #psychedelics were classified as Schedule I compounds: drugs with "...no currently accepted medical use.” New science suggests that we may need to revisit this classification.' @sciam on the potential of #MDMA and #psilocybin scientificamerican.com/article/a-rena…
.@CrispinBlunt & @CDPRGUK say @BorisJohnson informed them in May that he'd approved rescheduling of #psilocybin for research, yet @ukhomeoffice have “failed to act, perpetuating what can be considered the worst research blackout in scientific history." express.co.uk/news/politics/…
Recreational use of #psychedelics is on the rise in the USA “This upward trend is likely partly due to the changing perception about the dangers and possible medicinal benefits of hallucinogen use” @VICE vice.com/en/article/epn…
In 2008, we co-sponsored a study showing #LSD paired with psychotherapy alleviated end-of-life anxiety in terminal patients Later research from a team in Australia proposed five factors which could mediate this effect. @doubleblindmag psychedelicreview.com/fear-of-death-…
Yesterday, our friends at @DecrimCA were cleared to begin collecting signatures for an initiative to legalise #psilocybin mushrooms in California! 👏 🍄marijuanamoment.net/california-act…ld
This weekend, all orders from our online store will plant one tree! As the nights draw in and the air gets chillier, head to beckleyfoundationstore.org to browse our selection of #psychedelic hoodies and sweaters, as well as t-shirts, tote bags and posters.
In the largest and most comprehensive analysis of the acute safety of #LSD in healthy subjects, researchers at @UniBasel_en pooled data from 4 placebo-controlled studies and found the #psychedelic to be safe, and to produce a generally positive experience link.springer.com/article/10.100…
We’re excited to announce the first patient has received low-dose #psilocybin in an early phase clinical trial for rare headache disorder, #SUNHA. This represents a significant milestone for us and the thousands of patients who might ultimately benefit from this treatment.
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Plans to introduce drug consumption rooms for addicts in Bristol have been rejected by the government. @ukhomeoffice say their focus remains on preventing drug use and that running safe consumption facilities would be illegal. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan…
After criticism of anti-doping rules in the aftermath of @itskerrii's suspension from this year's Olympics, the World Anti-Doping Agency has announced a scientific review into whether #cannabis should remain a banned substance for athletes. theguardian.com/sport/2021/sep…
"We don’t want to just get #MDMA approved, we want to do it in a way that tackles misinformation and stigma around #MentalHealth and #psychedelics, and makes them accessible to underserved, marginalized communities." —Amy Emerson chacruna.net/making-mdma-a-… via @Chacruna_Inst
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What role #mysticism plays - or should play - in #psychedelic science is a hotly contested issue We believe the mystical experience, or the same experience referred to by another name, is central to the therapeutic action of #psychedelics @lucidnewssite lucid.news/researchers-de…
The Swiss city of Zürich will permit purchase of recreational #cannabis products from pharmacies and social clubs as part of a three-and-a-half-year long pilot trial set to begin next Autumn.🇨�@wearecanexex canex.co.uk/zurich-recreat…GX
Could patents undermine access to #psychedelic medicine?🤔 At 8pm BST/12pm PST, join@Chacruna_Instt,@MAPSS Legal and Policy Associate Leslie Booher, patent lawyer Chris Byrnes & law professor Dr. Mason Marks as they discuss psychedelic patents & IP: crowdcast.io/e/psychedelic-…xwI
For over 20 years, we've been working with leading institutions around the world to design and develop research into #psychedelics, in order to drive evidence-based drug policy reform. If you'd like to support that work, you can do so here: beckleyfoundation.org/support-psyche…
'Is it potty to re-think the War on Drugs?' Even @DailyMailUK is considering alternative approaches to drug policy, after sending a reporter to Portugal to see first-hand the benefits of a less draconian system. dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9…
To what extent are #psychedelics' effects dependent on action at the serotonin 2A (5-HT2A) receptor? In Part 1 of a two-part article, @doubleblindmag run through evidence supporting the notion that the 5-HT2AR is necessary for therapeutic effects. psychedelicreview.com/the-therapeuti…
PsyCare U.K. are reliant on small donations to support our work in welfare, harm reduction and trip sitting at music festivals. Please consider donating & help us to support people going forwards. psycareuk.org/donations/ ❤️🧡💛💚💙�6Qh1K58S
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#DMT and #psilocybin: Same same but different. @doubleblindmag compare the two #psychedelics in terms of pharmacology, effects and legality. doubleblindmag.com/dmt-vs-mushroo…
'The impact and importance of #psychedelic medicine' @OpenAccessGov introduce the new research programme Amanda Feilding has been developing over the last 3 years to not only help treat illness, but also improve how we age and, ultimately, how we die. openaccessgovernment.org/the-impact-and…
Italy is set to #decriminalise the growth of up to four #cannabis plants at home for personal use. However, the penalties for trafficking and dealing may increase, with sentences moving from six to ten years. 🇮🇹independent.co.uk/news/world/eur…Py
Last year, the Beckley/Maastricht #Microdosing Research Programme investigated the effect of single low doses of LSD on BDNF - a marker of #neuroplasticity - providing preliminary evidence that low doses of #LSD increase BDNF plasma levels. benzinga.com/markets/cannab…
Panaeolus cyanescens, aka 'blue meanies' are one of the more potent #psilocybin-containing mushrooms and grow in warm, humid environments. Find out more with @doubleblindmag doubleblindmag.com/blue-meanies-m…
"The question is, as a society, have we sufficiently matured enough [since the 60s] that we can handle these compounds, treat them with respect and care, maintain strong safety parameters and be allowed to explore their potential?” - Charles Grob doubleblindmag.com/psilocybin-the…
'Can #psychedelics promote social justice and change the world?' ask @Chacruna_Inst What do you all think? Can they? 🤔 chacruna.net/social-justice…h
In 2018, Taylor Lyons, @RCarhartHarris & the Beckley/Imperial Programme carried out a pilot study on the effects of #psilocybin on #nature relatedness and #authoritarian views in patients with #depression, with intriguing ethical implications. beckleyfoundation.org/resource/lyons…
#Kratom advocates are concerned that, after failing to criminalise the South East Asian psychoactive plant in the USA, the FDA are seeking to take the fight to the international stage. A meeting discussing scheduling will be held by the @WHO in October filtermag.org/fda-internatio…
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