Multidisciplinary Association For Psychedelic Studies

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Address:

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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Reviews for Multidisciplinary Association For Psychedelic Studies

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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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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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1 person found this review helpful

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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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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Psychedelics have incredible potential in mental health treatment, and it is an outrage and a travesty the way they have been demonized for the past several decades. MAPS is doing great work in driving forward the research and study of psychedelics.

 
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MAPS helps the world to make the best out of a practical, chemical, historical and public health information that has been out for a long time but not put in the knowledge of the general public.

 
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MAPS is doing amazing work. I believe that psychedelics, including marajuana, are going to be the new frontier of medication.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

MAPS brings reason and scientific insight to the table when discussing psychedelics. Where drug policy has been bound by propaganda, MAPS seeks to expose the truth; psychedelics are medicine, and warrant extensive research.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

For nearly 30 years, this valiant organization has been spearheading efforts to legitimize efficacious, safe, and considerably inexpensive solutions to a panoply of mental health issues. Their accomplishments are astounding, and such immense success is especially admirable when one considers the sustained and onerous adversities they have had to push against to press forward.

And yet they make it look easy, with smiles and optimism always in abundance. Thanks to Rick Doblin and his organization, psychedelic research has reached a new zenith in an era when it is needed more than ever.




 
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The important research being done by MAPS is a personal one. As anyone who suffers from a chronic illness knows, dealing with the symptoms while trying to live our lives, isn't easy. Not only has marijuana treated the majority of my symptoms , mostly physical, but psychedelics have treated my mental health that comes along with a chronic illness.

 
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