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October 13, 2012
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October 13, 2012
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MAPS has been diclosing the tabu of psychoactive substance adaptive consumption. They have been facing immense legal, political and financal challanges and proved themselve to be patient, tireless and competent. After many years of their activiy we have here several rigorous psychedelic studies done and other precise research of this potent ancient psychotechnologies is coming. Im grateful I could pick up the thread of their work and proceed with promising research which could benefit human health and human-ecosystem relationship and by so it could change the way society understand itself, human nature and nature in general.

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 14, 2013

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October 14, 2013

In determining the usefulness or uselessness of a thing, it is best to allow for certain liberties in keeping with the framers of our Constitution. Fear of the unknown keeps it unknown as Carl Jung has said. One of the tenents of our Constitution is the pursuit of happiness. If a law dis-allows the pursuit of happiness and as studies are now showing, much usefulness to individuals as a medicine, those who seek to ban or stop it are operating from something that in reality does not exist (irrational fear). The rhetoric of status quo and fear must give way to awareness and with the accuracy of science and understanding, it can. With so many lives currently being affected negativley and so much riding on appropriate discourse and knowledge, only insight into and study of a chemical or plant's potential usefulness or uselessness will bring out it's rightful place in our society.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Focus on new science-oriented people and bridging the gap between older rhetoric and newer ideology. Exhibit A: Sanja Gupta

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Quite well

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A lot

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 14, 2013
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October 14, 2013
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Prior to my own introduction with these powerful sacraments, I was unconvinced of there ability to provide structured meaningful therapy for those in need regarding: PTSD, alcoholism, abuse, ect.
But after personally allowing them into my psyche, It has revealed a profound world of endless
possibilities for those eager to move in the direction of overcoming. It is ingrained in our being and intertwined in our bio-logy. It increases sensitivity to all of the senses and the ability to get the the bottom of the issue in the right environment (set and setting) far sooner than traditional therepy. It seams immature and childish to regard medicines of this stature as a criminal offence, for something that has the power to change habit and thought.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would try and make all information regarding psychedelic sarements widely available to everyone, to assist in combating the propaganda that has been propagated worldwide for the last 50 years by the drug war, intergrating false information into the collective minds of all.

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Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 14, 2013

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October 14, 2013

There doesn't exist a valid excuse for supressing scientific research with psychedelics. Like is said, psychedelics are for psychiatry and neuroscience the same as microscope is for microbiologist. Science is for seeking facts and truth, and it shouldn't be influenced by politics. MAPS is out there to change that and with decades of hard work, they are finally seeing the results. MAPS's work may result in dramatic changes in the medical fields mentioned.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouldn't, at least at the moment.

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Very Well

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Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

September 27, 2013

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September 27, 2013

As a physician treating people with opioid addictions, a chronic, relapsing disease where the available treatments have an 85% failure rate, I see the potential to help turn lives around with the use of psychedelics.

Under controlled conditions, in an open, non-judgemental setting where
trust is established, it is possible for people who habitually use drugs to obliterate feelings to have the opportunity to experience awareness, trust and joy. No amount of motivational interviewing will allow people to experience what they do not know exists.

MAPS has been very instrumental in raising awareness about these issues and bringing together some of the best and brightest minds in neurology and psychiatry. A respect for the ancient cultures that gave birth to these substances seems to be integrated into their philosophy.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Address the cognitive disconnect of trying to establish the legitimacy of psychedelic science while selling "healing crystal" jewellery at their conferences.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

July 9, 2010

MAPS has been a courageous spearhead in the struggle to end the prohibition of therapeutically valuable psychedelics. I congratulate Rick Doblin and his staff for undertaking this important work.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the enthusiastic reception it has received by Psychiatists and other professionsals around the country.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 6, 2010

As a MAPS supporter for many years, I can say, without reservation, that the work Rick Doblin and his staff have done to promote important clinical research has been superlative. I believe MAPS along with The Heffter Society have the potential to manifest new treatment paradigms for many sufferers of mental illness. I believe these have potential for healing psychic wounds which may otherwise not respond to conventional allopathic modalities. Phillip Grob. M.D.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

MAPS Conference 2010 San Jose, CA

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

July 1, 2010

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July 1, 2010

As a member of the clinical research community, I was asked to review MAPS conduct of clinical trials and provide guidance. I was incredibly impressed by the clear mission to bring the high standard of clinical research and ICH guidelines to all MAPS research, to ensure data generated would be held with same level of integrity and respect as non-psychadelic (and generally accepted) research methods.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing response to highly scrutinized industry guidlines.

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 1, 2010

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July 1, 2010

I participated a conference titled Psychedelic Sciences in the 21st Century that was sponsored and organized by MAPS. It was an amazingly well-organized and highly informative conference that attracted participants from all over the world. A deeply inspiring and transformative experience for me.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Research into medical applications of psychedelic drugs.

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 30, 2010

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June 30, 2010

MAPS is a refreshing island of curiosity in a sea of prejudice. The prejudice is obvious, surrounding us from the legions of "Just say No" to the pharmacological sloppiness that classes psychedelics with entirely different realms of compounds like the opioids. Objectively, that's just plain ignorant and would not be worth commenting on except that it confuses so many and leads to bad laws. MAPS is sponsoring the leading push toward new scientific information about useful drugs that are trapped behind this societal prejudice. For instance, they sponsored the first FDA-approved study of the effectiveness of MDMA ("Ecstasy") as an adjunct to psychotherapy for intractable cases of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. The results, not yet published, are spectacular! Follow-up studies are now planned or underway in Spain, Israel, and Switzerland. Several other psychedelic compounds are to be studied in similarly rigorous ways in US government approved protocols in the near future. None of this vital and fresh information would be possible without the outstanding effort of MAPS. Push back the darkness. The Dark Ages of these useful compounds are nearly over!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

20 years of good information from the MAPS Buletin, and attending with 600 others a conference MAPS organized in San Jose, California in April, 2010.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give it more support.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Bringing light out of darkness

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Kind, helpful, real fully human beings with a sense of humor

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Make the difference it already is, only faster and louder

Ways to make it better...

MAPS had more leverage

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Societal prejudice

One thing I'd also say is that...

Let's go!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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