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Multidisciplinary Association For Psychedelic Studies

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1215 Mission Street Santa Cruz CA 95060 USA

Mission:

Founded in 1986, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana. MAPS furthers its mission by: -Developing psychedelics and marijuana into prescription medicines -Training therapists and working to establish a network of treatment centers -Supporting scientific research into spirituality, creativity, and neuroscience -Educating the public honestly about the risks and benefits of psychedelics and marijuana MAPS envisions a world where psychedelics and marijuana are safely and legally available for beneficial uses, and where research is governed by rigorous scientific evaluation of their risks and benefits.

Results:

MAPS has completed two Phase 2 FDA studies using MDMA-assisted psychotherapy to treat PTSD, and is in the process of four other similar studies. MAPS also has a study looking at LSD-assisted psychotherapy for treating end-of-life anxiety, an outcome study of the benefits of ibogaine for opiate dependence, and a protocol to investigate medical marijuana to relieve symptoms of PTSD.

Target demographics:

Any person whose life may be aided by the transformative nature of psychedelic psychotherapy

Geographic areas served:

Worldwide

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

MAPS advocates using rigorous scientific studies in vetting the therapeutic potential of psychedelics. I have experienced great personal growth through the therapeutic use of psychedelics. MAPS work guarantees in the future others can share these same experiences in legal clinical settings.

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1 person found this review helpful

The first LSD experience I had was like loosing my virginity! I feel these drugs have profound psychiatric uses that can help people in many ways

 
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Like many young researchers working in the field of neuroscience, I believe that there are therapeutic benefits these psychedelic drugs have to offer for mental health issues. However, it is quite clear that the majority of the current field is somewhat close minded to the idea that these illegal 'recreational' substances have potential. But thanks to MAPS, with its reputable members, high profile studies and intelligent marketing, I can certainly see that the tide is changing. This research and support is clearly not only vital for ameliorating mental illness worldwide, but is also important for the universal understanding of human consciousness.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

MAPS's will be credited with legitimizing psychedelics as therapeutic tools and bringing them to the mainstream. Psychology and psychiatry will forever be thankful.

 
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If we don't research psychedelics & neurotransmitters more thoroughly we will never understand & cure mental diseases that severely impair people in their lives.

 
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現代社會精神問題越來越多,以及越來越多特殊疾病出現,我認為,迷幻藥物的研究非常重要的原因,其一是可以研究出,是否社會誤解那些物質了,其二是他們帶來的醫療效益如果不被蓄意濫用,管理得當,可以讓更多人有活下去的希望,如果社會依舊對這些致幻物質有偏見,而實際上它們對人類社會幾乎是沒有危害,那政府是不是該全面禁止菸酒了,菸酒對人類帶來的危害還比較大呢,至於有害的物質,當然該加以防止,不過確認有藥用價值,依然可以在管制下進行醫療行為。我對你們的研究很支持,希望更多人可以知道你們的研究對人類貢獻多大。

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have learned about MAPS when working in the field of HIV prevention through harm reduction and I strongly believe in their work, in particular when it comes to the use of MDMA in psychotherapy. Furthermore, war on drugs already proved way more harmful than psychedelics.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Psychedelics helped me overcome PTSD, alcoholism, and emotional baggage that kept me from being happy, healthy, and successful. Organizations like MAPS not only fund research to make the treatments a medical reality, but reduce stigma associated with their use. As a neuroscientist they have offered to be an umbrella for my research. Bravo MAPS!

 
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Psychedelics are the cure for the human condition and MAPS is there to support in helping the human being to remember its inner and inter-connectivity to what is.

 
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I have personally experienced the transformative effects of psychedelic tools like LSD and psilocybin, and am convinced that they will revolutionize the field of psychotherapy. We need to do more research on these substances, to better our understanding of how we can use them in healing and therapeutic settings. That is why I support MAPS.

 
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