Multidisciplinary Association For Psychedelic Studies

Rating: 4.89 stars   688 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Health

Location: 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
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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9 people found this review helpful

I am a 64 yr old, middle class non-drug using female. All of my experimentation was when I was young. But I've never forgotten the experiences. There is a place for hallucinogenic drugs in mankind's future. Moderation (and thoughtfulness and reasonableness) are all reasons that I support MAPS. Their place in our future must be supported.

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research.

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support their future.

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

Only by email and phone but always, always, always helpful.

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

Continue their research.

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My experience has been perfect. No rudeness from the people here. Just a desire to help.

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

Continued funding.

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I wish them and their not-so-always-understood efforts well.

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8 people found this review helpful

I'm a member of MAPS since two years ago. Though I'm french, I support this organization because it's simply the most efficient and professional in this field. They are focused in science and medical research, do an impressive job to make that happens and it's actually happening thanks to them. They get government approval, they gather all the best specialists in psychedelic research worldwide.

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they helped me finding other specialists in the field in my country and meeting them. Their conferences get me perfectly accurate and up to date.

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I have been a member of MAPS for three years now. I am constantly impressed by their level of professionalism and dedication in this field. It is wonderful to see well balanced research taking place with an aim to mainstreaming psychedelic medicines for the benefit of all.

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

Attending conferences to hear the results of their research - disemination of information

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

Unbiased research and disemination of information

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

Intelligent and compassionate

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

Transform the way we view psychedelic medicines and change the lives of tens of thousands suffering from conditions such as PTSD and addictions.

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2010-6-01

 
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9 people found this review helpful

MAPS may be one of the most important medical nonprofit organizations in existence. It is dedicated to pushing science and medicine to new heights and challenges society to think a little more outside the box.

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my own life just by attending talks given by Rick Doblin and reading the numerous articles on their website.

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

bring about the greatest change and improvement to medicine since modern surgery.

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MAPS is leading the way into the future of psycho-medical treatments with relevant and coherent psychedelic research that can be scientifically proven and empirically validated. Funded as a non-profit organisation and backed by a highly qualified and dedicated team of fellow human beings - all of whom are compassionate and understanding towards people undergoing P.T.S., psychological distress from terminal illnesses, migraines, and other debilitating ailments - they do their utmost to ensure that anyone undergoing a psychological affliction is given every chance to re-intergrate back into a healthy and vibrant mode of living without being crippled or impaired by unnecessary and prolonged medical treatments. Without this essential work into the psychological benefits of psychedelics, modern medicine may well linger far too long in a false Cartesian dualistic understanding of mind and body: one that sees these two essences of a human being as discreetly separate from one another, to be treated independently of each other... Rather than seeing a more accurate representation of the mind and body as monism than heals itself interdependently. This is probably the most important medical research being conducted in our time. MAPS needs you... And, believe it or not, you need MAPS! So donate today and support the future of this sustainable and highly effective medical treatment... Wake up and see it all for what it really is... The key to our well Being!

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

their knowledge about psychedelics and their desire to help provide those undergoing difficult psychedelic experiences with safe zone to recuperate and come in safely in.

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2010-5-01

 
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12 people found this review helpful

Thus far I have only been able to help MAPS monetarily, but the information that they have provided me with has been invaluable. I am a professional in the medical field, and I, like many of my colleagues, believe whole heartedly in the potential of psychedelic science to cure disease and enrich lives. MAPS is a well run, forward thinking organization that deserves whole-hearted support.

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Expanding public awareness of psychedelic research and the potential for 'non-conventional' methods of curing disease.

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MAPS has consistently achieved progression in utilising the natural capacity of the mind to enhancing its potential that was previously thought improbable, all through proven scientific endeavour. It is leading the way in research clarifying therapeutic substances and techniques that will ultimately be of great use for helping return people to a healthy state.

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The use of the collection of research to guide my work.

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