Psychedelic Therapy Resources

Specially curated resources on psychedelic therapy like books on psychedelics, podcasts, movies on psychedelics and more! 

🔬 Academic Papers & Clinical Studies on Psychedelic Therapy

PTSD

MDMA used in combination with psychotherapy . Psychedelic Therapy may help people who have PTSD.

Treatment Resistant Depression

Psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression – Studies show how mushrooms can affect two key areas of the brain: the amygdala (involved with how we process emotions, such as fear and anxiety) becomes less active.

Alcohol Addiction

A review of randomized, controlled trials found that LSD can help people cut back on their drinking.

Psychological Impact of Cancer

Use of the Classic Hallucinogen Psilocybin for Treatment of Existential Distress Associated with Cancer found that psilocybin can help lower concerns of imminent death; the effects can last for a few months.

Tobacco Addiction

The John Hopkins smoking study found that 80% of participants kept from smoking for 6 months after their psilocybin psychedelic therapy.

📑 Articles to Send the Skeptic

resources for psychedelic therapy

New research provides evidence that a single dose of psilocybin can boost brain connections

by Eric W. Dolan

Scientists in Denmark believe the psychedelic substance psilocybin might produce rapid and lasting antidepressant effects in part because it enhances neuroplasticity in the brain during psychedelic therapy. 

resources for psychedelic therapy
ny times

The Mushrooms Will Survive Us

By Zoë Schlanger

A 2020 Global Drug Survey found that women are more likely than men to use LSD and magic mushrooms to treat psychiatric conditions and emotional stress.

🧠 Educational Websites

💡 Learning

Familiarize yourself with psychedelic terms 

Michael Pollan’s glossary.

Drug Database

Detailed, evidence-based information on drugs and their properties, applications, effects and risks. Based on the latest pharmacological research

Clinical studies, news, providers, training programs and ways to participate

MAPS, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, has been a major player in sponsoring clinical trials to help legalize these medicines for psychedelic thearpy. 

Tool to search for scientific literature specifically on psychedelic therapy

Porta Sophia allows you to easily find all research papers,  previous patents, and historical archives and forums.

Tool to search companies and organizations working in psychedelics
Neuly 

Perspective of reputable researchers AND indigenous practitioners

The Chacruna Chronicles are a collection of original articles from reputable researchers, scholars, ethnographers, indigenous practitioners, and other thought leaders in the psychedelic and plant medicine communities, presented in an accessible, easy-to-share format.

Side Effects

The Subjective Effects Index – useful tool for studying the subjective effects which can occur under altered states of consciousness.

Microdosing mushrooms

Everything you need to know from Double Blind.

🍄 Homegrow

The Shroomery

The Shroomery is a good place to start for mushroom cultivation. It also maintains a private group on Facebook is an active community of psilocybe mushroom growing enthusiasts seeking support and advice.

Modern Mushroom Guide 2020

The most comprehensive book we know on global mushroom cultivation.

🌎 Ethics and Sustainability

Sustainability on a Shoestring – approachable tips for daily sustainable practices.

❤️ Personal Stories

⚖️ Legality of Psychedelic Therapy

🍿 Movies, Podcasts + Books on Psychedelics

📽 Docs and Movies on Psychedelics

hulu

A series where each episode is dedicated to exploring a different compound as part of psychedelic therapy. Britt T. 

prime

Documentary about Dr. Rick Strassman’s research on DMT (also a book) — John B.

Documentary about the life and work of Maria Sabina (Spanish with English subtitles) – Doug F.

Ayahuasca documentary by Aubrey Marcus. A personal account of the powerful mother. — Ash S.

netflix

A series exploring various alternative health practices, with an episode dedicated to psilocybin psychedelic therapy. — Vat T.

prime

Critically acclaimed documentary about the power and importance of fungi. — Doug F. 

prime

Comedian Shane Mauss goes on a series of adventures trying all the psychedelics, and gives his take. Hilarity and knowledge ensues. — Doug F. 

A series exploring the brain, with an episode dedicated to psychedelics’ therapeutic potential. — Britt T.

📘 Books on Psychedelics

For Your Doubtful Friend or Family Member

For Starting Your Journey on Spirituality

For Learning About the Mind-Body Connection

For Preparation and Integration Techniques

🌿 Guides, Providers, Facilitators

Retreats

A number of psychedelic retreats are held across the world each year. You can search for them here.

Clinical Trials

Clinicaltrials.gov database of clinical studies around the country. You can search by medicine or just “psychedelic”.

MAPS has a page for people interested in participating in research using psychedelics, MDMA and marijuana.

Ketamine-assisted therapy

You can find a list of current providers here.

Integration Providers:

MAPS Integration specialists

Psychedelic Support

Communities:

Join our community to help find more information on psychedelic therapy. You can also find references through meetup groups, holotropic breathwork practitioners, and by attending conferences organized by MAPS and similar organizations.