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Multidisciplinary Association For Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)

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Causes: Government & Public Administration, Health, Medical Research, Mental Health, Mental Health Treatment

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 announced the publication of the long-term follow-up results of six Phase 2 clinical trials of MDMA-assisted therapy for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the peer-reviewed journal Psychopharmacology. The paper is the most comprehensive analysis yet published of the safety and durability of treatment outcomes following MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD. The results show that for a majority of participants, the benefits of MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD extended at least 12 months after the treatment sessions. Sponsored by MAPS, the controlled, randomized, double-blind trials found that, two months following their last session, 56% of 100 participants no longer met diagnostic criteria for PTSD. In the newly published analysis, 91 participants were interviewed at least 12 months later. Of these participants, 67% did not qualify for a PTSD diagnosis. One of the studies included data from an average of 3.8 years after treatment. “Trauma exposure has emerged as one of the most pressing public health issues of our time and is now at the forefront of global consciousness due to the COVID-19 pandemic and rising visibility of systemic oppression,” said Berra Yazar-Klosinski, Ph.D., paper co-author and Deputy Director and Head of Research Development and Regulatory Affairs at MAPS. “Although our Phase 3 trials are not yet completed, these long-term data support the hypothesis that MDMA-assisted therapy may provide significant advantages in treatment outcomes, safety, and durability over available PTSD treatments. This is the breakthrough that the world needs right now.” The trials were conducted by independent investigators in South Carolina (two trials), Colorado, Canada, Switzerland, and Israel. Trial participants included women and men with chronic, treatment-resistant PTSD from a wide variety of causes. PTSD symptoms were assessed using the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS-IV) at baseline, one to two months after their last MDMA-assisted therapy session, and at least 12 months after their final session. The course of double-blind treatment included one to three eight-hour MDMA-assisted therapy sessions spaced three to five weeks apart, combined with weekly non-drug therapy sessions. Outcomes were assessed by blinded Independent Raters. Based on these results, in August 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation to MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD, acknowledging that it “may demonstrate substantial improvement over existing therapies” and agreeing to expedite its development and review. The FDA also considered MAPS’ prior published Phase 2 results when it agreed to MAPS’ Expanded Access program in January 2020. The research also received major confirmation when it passed its crucial interim analysis in May 2020.

Target demographics: Any person whose life may be aided by the transformative nature of psychedelic therapy

Geographic areas served: Worldwide

Programs: Phase 3 trials of MDMA-assisted therapy; Psychedelic peer support at events around the world; Education about the benefits and risks of psychedelic medicine

Community Stories

731 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Since the discovery of psychedelic drugs the human entity had a clear and concise avenue into understanding the conscious and unconscious mind, however, it’s a shame that the illicit user is selfish and naïve, for they ruined an alluring apparatus that was useful in psychotherapy. Considerable knowledge of philosophical and scientific terminology has allowed for many to be skeptical, thus, facilitating an inclination towards emancipation and intellectual understanding of the human brain and how it processes. Such research and practice leads one to the never-ending inquiry of what is happening inside the brain neurologically; resulting in limitless and perpetual questions. However, they are eligible and testable questions. With the recent permission and alluring indulgent of psychedelics, we incline towards a better today, tomorrow and relief from the disquieting past that intrudes and haunts our thoughts. P.S. If anyone would like to read a literature review that I gathered and researched please feel free to personally email me at Zcassista849@students.ccsnh.edu, or call me at (603)-305-8094. Or if you have one to share, I would be drastically be interested. Thank you, Zachary Cassista

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Donor

Rating: 5

MAPS is an excellent organization with great integrity and best of intentions. They work they are doing is invaluable and the brave people who stand up and fight for what they know is right in the name of helping others deserves all it can get. As they have steadily progressed with their projects and the success of their clinical studies it is only a matter of time before many people wake up and realize the importance of this work and how it has been all along, thanks to the incredibly supportive community who literally fund it all independently.

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Volunteer

Rating: 3

It was just another cannabis filled night full of laughter with my friends when insomnia started to set in. Since my start of lsd, my mood [swings] were in the highest of highs. The only way to describe my ongoing euphoria is as either an awakened super ego or nirvana brought on by ego death. Here's the kicker. I only "tripped" acid 5 times total. I had all the fun I needed with MDMA alone at the techno houses. Sometimes I would just smoke weed while all my friends tripped, and we all still had great times. But somehow, I was the one that had the nervous breakdown during a bad trip. My brain chemistry must've been doing something. It brought out that I have Manic Bi-Polar disorder on top of a "polysubstance abuse dependence." But I'm only addicted to weed and cigarettes. And am never depressed, but now have to take 300mgs of Lithium every day.

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Maps is doing research in a very important field, a field which has been kept out of academic science for quite a while only for sheer financial and pseudo-moral interests, i appreciate the way in which maps is working very much, thanks.

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What the government, most of academia, and private companies fail to do, MAPS provides desperately needed, cutting edge research for the benefit of mental health. As mental health issues seem to burgeon with new and old disorders throughout the worlds' population, MAPS is needed now more than ever.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

MAPS brings to the medical field and its patients a promise of success and progression that has been ignored by the government and for-profit companies for decades. Known medical benefits for drugs are explored using careful research and volunteer patients. The psychological well-being of people fuels MAPS, not profit, while donations from their supporters keeps the research alive. MAPS research benefiting individuals with PTSD fuels my regular donations. The organization could be run no better, and I hope to see them grow in success so that mankind can continue to benefit from MAPS.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

MAPS continues to do research in an area that was given short shift in the 60's. Their research potentially offers the public a valuable tool to combat some serious issues from PTSD to depression to such things as helping cancer patients in fighting nausea. I'm happy to donate a small sum to them each year so that they can continue this valuable work.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

MAPS is a wonderful organization that is brave enough to explore areas that are still considered taboo by many. Hopefully through the work they do and the kind support of many good people, this will not always be the case.

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies is doing some of the most important work in the modern day. In a point in history where we are literally watching society's paradigm shift, it is groups like MAPS whose cutting edge research and authentic education for the potentials found with psychedelics that is making it happening. I was fortunate enough to attend the Psychedelic Science in the 21st century conference, which was one of the most amazing and inspiring experiences of my life. All the people there felt like we were part of a movement based on enlightened principle; pioneers leading humanity towards a greater good. The staff behind the scenes of MAPS are all intelligent, hardworking people, who are dedicated to this mission and embody the important values the group supports.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

MAPS has provided sooo much good information to me about what is being done with enthogens and consciousness it's incredible. The expertise and knowledge put together with new age ideas to understand the relevance of these different things in todays world is soooo important, and MAPS is doing such a great job!! Thanks MAPS!!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

MAPS promote effectively the research of psychedelic substances for therapeutic benefit in humans. The organization does wonderful work based on wisdom, courage and compassion!

7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have inoperable stage 4 prostate cancer. MAPS has given me the hope that those of us living with terminal cancer have a voice of support for end of life experiences that can deepen our awareness of our living and dying. I am grateful for MAPS resource material, advocacy, and collaborative efforts in the area of research. For some of us cancer patients, the great healing has little to do with cancer itself. When it's the heart that needs to healing, MAPS is there to help point the way. I'm very appreciative for discovering MAPS at this point in my life.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This group is great. Respectful and honest in their fundraising. and so effective in getting research projects off the ground around the world.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

MAPS is on the front lines, exploring the global potential of human consciousness for public good. For 25 years, their visionary efforts have been put toward designing scientific research to explore therapeutic treatments for addiction, PTSD, terminal illness, end of life trauma and spiritual transformation. MAPS funds clinical trials with human subjects and publishes regular updates in an online newsletter in accordance with FDA and European Medicine Agency Guidelines, regarding MDMA, Ibogaine, LSD, cannabis. MAPS' integrity & vision make it unique.

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Donor

Rating: 5

At the forefront of human potential, I believe MAPS vision to be inspiring and valuable. Although psychedelics, entheogens and hallucinogens have played a sacred and central and role in most societies throughout history, today they are misunderstood and oppressed both culturally and politically. MAPS is leading the way in their renaissance with solid scientific research and public policy reform. Like microscopes and telescopes for a conscious psyche and humane spirit, the first time I experienced psychedelics I caught a glimpse of the potential and possible implications they hold. Used in medicine, psychiatry and spiritual practices, psychedelics can heal individuals and positively transform society and culture. The impact MAPS could contribute to human development spans wide and deep.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

MAPS serves as an organization to fund unbiased research for psychedelic drugs, educate the public on its findings and influence public policy. Through steadfast dedication and stellar work, MAPS is helping to put unique and effective psychiatric tools back in the hands of doctors to use with their patients. The group of researchers and advocates involved with this organization are some of the most brilliant minds I've ever encountered.

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Donor

Rating: 5

MAPS has worked to keep the candle of psychedelic research going through some very dark years. It is difficult to appreciate how long they have tried to disseminate balanced and helpful information in the face of a "no tolerance" attitude and a "war on drugs" which put all substances into the same category. Now that some psychedelic research is actually taking place again after decades, MAPS is leading the way with careful studies.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Multidisciplinary Association For Psychedelic Studies: MAPS is working towards and succeeding in allowing psychedelics to be accepted for their true benefit.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have great faith in the work that MAPS is doing. The therapeutic potential of psychedelics is boundless, and the discoveries that MAPS is documenting will lead to a great transformation of our society's understanding of physical, mental, and spiritual health.

4

Donor

Rating: 5

Rick Doblin, president and founder came to our university (University of West Georgia) and ave a wonderful talk. He also presented at the ClusterBuster conference because MAPS has funded research on this medical condition.

4

Donor

Rating: 5

I believe that MAPS is essential to our survival and evolution as a species. I've been a member for many years, and only wish I could give them more support.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

MAPS is a great organization that does excellent work in areas spanning a variety of issues. Most recently I got to participate in a teleconference of a presentation By Andrew Weil MD at a MAPS conference in California while I was at the Cannabis Therapeutics Conference in Rhode Island. MAPs soes an outstanding job of locating and disseminating critical information for policy makers. Keep up the great work

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5

Donor

Rating: 5

MAPS is a wonderful, pioneering organization that is opening up new doors for medical and scientific research, through fundraising and organizing concerned individuals and professionals. They are working to facilitate a greater understanding and a more constructive utilization of psychedelic substances within our society.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In an area that is often clouded by uniformed prejudice, it's good to see an organization such as MAPS striving to bring reason and science into the domain of critical inquiry. Indeed, this is how all science and knowledge advances. I am quite impressed by the dedication of the people working at MAPS, they are constantly advancing the need for factual information, and their website and programs are a testament to this. I have received newsletters constantly and have found the website to be a good source of information and news regarding projects and ongoing research. I think what impresses me the most, is how they manage to do so much on a very modest budget, to say the least. This can only happen as a result of dedication and professionlism of all those involved. To sum, being interested in ongoing research as I am, I find the information coming out of MAPS invaluable.

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4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

MAPS is fighting for all of this research; this information has to go on and out to the World. Ignorance will not triumph as long as people like Rick Doblin are out there on the front line. Thanks for all you do, Rick.

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4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I'll do a lot of volunteer fo Camp Spirit Lake. One of the them is to make sure thaht people remember a detention camp of First world war in Abitibi, Quebec, Canada. Since 1998, i worked to establish Historical interpretation center about East European immigrant that were unfairly interned because they didn't possess official paper and were considered dangerous for the security of Canada. This year will open the Historical Interpretation Center. Just look at this website: campspiritlake.ca Next, i'm a volounteer in an organization that is very implicated in archeological digging in Abitibi: Archeo-08. Right, we work with Algonguin to hep them to recover a part of their past. For, it's always been important to look at the past. So, i always be there give a hand.

4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 4

As a psy-crisis counsellor at various western Canadian festivals, I have benefited from MAPS resources for education and MAPS individuals for training. The MAPS organization provides an invaluable service to our community.

7

Donor

Rating: 5

MAPS first came into my life 6 or 7 years ago at Burning Man. They were involved in a camp named entheon village. Entheon village hosted a series of lectures with speakers from all over the world with different backgrounds. I had just read PIHKAL and was thrilled to know Dr. Alexander Shulgin was in attendance and giving a couple lectures. Dr. Shulgin and MAPS have taught me the value of a psychedelic experience and how to responsibly delve into the mind through psychedelic experience. MAPS is definitely holding the torch when it comes to researching and studying the myriad of positive uses and applications of psychedelic experience. Without organizations like MAPS so much potential could be lost by dogmatic and fearful thinking when it comes to furthering ourselves spiritually and mindfully. Thank You MAPS for demystifying entheogens and showing me how to responsibly and productively explore the mind.

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

No organisation has helped me more than MAPS. I read about the use of psychedelics in psychotherapy and healing in the early 1960s but was unable to benefit from this promising treatment because clinical use and research was halted by the law. MAPS has been courageous in educating the public and funding research which is finally going forward after so many decades. As a sufferer of severe PDST due to serious injuries and their psychological repercussions I am grateful to MAPS and hopeful that they will succeed in "putting the MD back in MDMA".

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked in the past with MAPS and they are an absolutely wonderful organization. I have nothing but praise for MAPS and will continue to volunteer.

6

Donor

Rating: 5

Maps is leading the revolution of scientific study into the important area of medecines /tools for the mind. Both healing in the sick and growth /development in the healthy. They're spearheading an evolution of societies attidudes and perceptions with regard to mind altering substances. We live in a maturing society, one in which regulation rather than prohibition will continue to prove the more effective and beneficial policy. The work of maps is an inspiration and an example of what can be achieved with patience perseverance and a solid and righteous philosophy

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This may be the only organization that has effectively promoted and executed the research of psychedelic substances for therapeutic benefit in humans. As research in the field of neuroscience progresses, it is being realized that creating therapeutics for the exceedingly complex conditions plaguing the brain is exceptionally difficult. Thus, every available resource that provides either direct therapeutic benefit or opens a new path of discovery should be utilized to its full potential, and the efforts of MAPS is making this possible.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My experience with MAPS employees and members has left me utterly impressed with the organization for their professionalism and expertise in such a area of research formerly so taboo. As the US finds itself immersed in yet another war, the gentlemen returning home from the middle east face physical and psychological injury unlike anything before known. It is of the utmost importance that this research, so promising of healing for these men in service to our country, carry forth. As Americans we are accountable and responsible for these mens' well-being, and the MDMA research is the greatest lead we have on sucessful treatment of the severe PTDS these men and women are experiencing. Of course, the gifts of MAPS are far greater than this single issue; they are successfully spreading awareness and building bridges with revolutionary implications for medical treatment and our societies relationship to consciousness altering medicines.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an organization that offers valuable information taken from reliable and respected sources and delivers it to the general public as well as health practitioners and other professionals. MAPS is really stepping out of the box and bringing a controversial topic that has great benefits to the public in a very professional and respected way.

Review from Guidestar

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had known of the existence of MAPS for a good while, but never truly understood the extent of their work until this year's SSDP International Conference. The MAPS booth was staffed with well -informed, courteous, and helpful individuals who were more than happy to walk curious folk through the mission of MAPS, and inform them about the medical benefits of psychedelics and cannabis. Speakers at the conference shed a new and healing light on substances such as MDMA, which is all too frequently misinterpreted as a harmful party drug. Through MAPS's hard work at events like this all over the world, people who might have initially shunned such research are becoming better informed, and more positively responsive. Likewise, patients who are not benefiting from their usual treatments are finding new hope through the use of cannabis and psychedelics. I now receive the MAPS bulletin, and am overjoyed to see how far their boundaries are spreading, and how many people are being healed through their work.

6

Donor

Rating: 5

In my experience, MAPS has proven to be the most progressive and the most active research based non-profit I have ever seen. Its 2010 conference was amazingly well organized and proved to be the most informative and inspiring gathering of scientific and humanitarian minds I have attended. In my opinion, this organization could very well be advancing the most important scientific and psychological inquiries of our era, and I am honored to be able to take part in it as much as I can. I will be a member of MAPS for years to come, always filled with anticipation of the next gem of truth spoken by affiliated doctors and researches and of the next stories from people whose lives have drastically changed for the better because of the work promoted by MAPS. Thankfully my anticipation has always been rewarded as MAPS also primarily values the actual information discovered by their research. Thus they strive to make their data accessible to the general public, creating the most effective form of research (unbiased and openly reported to the public) and the most respectable public face that I have ever seen for a research based organization while also promoting a well-informed general public. MAPS has touched my life in a way for which I will always be thankful.

Review from Guidestar

4

Former staff

Rating: 0

The research organized and sponsored by MAPS is crucial to the future of mental and physiological health. Building real bridges between ancient wisdom and modern science using meticulous medical standards and working directly with the changing tides of public sentiment is significant to many areas of humanitarian interest. Being such powerful medicines, psychedelics can not be ignored nor can they be treated lightly. Developing understanding of these materials with intelligence and compassion is a feat MAPS has been successfully accomplishing for years through diligence and incredibly noble efforts. The importance of MAPS' work to the world and our future can not be stressed enough.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been aware of maps for 15 years and I feel that they have been instrumental in re legimitizing the use of psychedelic compounds in medicine and psychiatry. Thier work, research, and funding studies domestically and abroad has been a gift to science and humanity as a whole. Thier publishings are very informative and professionally put together.

Review from Guidestar

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is wonderfully helpful is spreading knowledge on previously/currently taboo topics. These guys do a great job de-mystifying and are working hard to share and make into a science, what so much misinformation has kept us in the dark about psychedelics. The tools they offer to the curious searching individual, like myself, has probably saved me from jumping into bad situations and has helped me develop healthy ways of researching and developing a game plan for how I participate (in life and with psychedelics). Much love to MAPS!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been a member for a number of years. I always look forward to receiving the MAPS Bulletin, which is filled with fascinating articles. This is science in the true sense of the word, that is, one that is entirely compatible with a religious point of view and a humanistic psychology. There is no other organization like this one. I'm proud to be a member.

Review from Guidestar

5

Donor

Rating: 5

Having been a donor and member of MAPS for a number of years, reading their bulletins and attending the latest MAPS conference, I can attest to the remarkable work that Rick and his hardworking team have accomplished. These amazing and powerful plants and drugs have been vilified by the media, being lumped together with dangerous and addictive substances to further the cause of the "War on Drugs". Now thanks to the MAPS team, there are a number of clinical trials in progress throughout the US and other countries researching the safety and efficacy of psychedelics, entheogens and cannabis. I currently support them financially and would like to donate my time in the future.

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Donor

Rating: 5

MAPS is the only effective support I have found when experimenting with MDMA in the course of beating my severe PTSD-symptoms. Antidepressants, tranquillizers and group therapy did not relieve these symptoms. Five years ago, thanks to MAPS I had the courage to take MDMA for a few months, then stop this 'medication' and find myself cured. No more depression from flashbacks, negative feelings and stress anymore!

Review from Guidestar

8

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been following MAPS activities and supporting them for approximately 6 years. They continue to do important work for our communities in many different ways.

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6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been looking for organizations and opportunities to learn more, become an activist, and get involved. MAPS is always the best source! I can feel positive with every visit to the site, every piece of literature that comes to me, and their projects. When I was a minor, I studied "drugs" via the library, pamphlets, and out-of-date propaganda and was lucky enough to make up my own mind. When I turned the legal age to make my own decisions, I was appalled that there was so much legislation and negativity to such an un-harmful way of life, thought. I think it is time for MAPS to get a stronger base to spread it's good wisdom. I have been fortunate enough to have access to the psychedelic drugs and community that interested me, but I have run into countless numbers of people and organizations that have no access or safety. More so, I have had to educate people on the positive effects of this type of thinking. With MAPS behind people like me, we really can change the thinking and using of the world. We can help remind the pharmaceutical companies, citizens, and sick people that there are alternatives and they are good!

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7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

MAPS is doing important and pioneering research that is helping modern culture understand the beneficial healing effects derived from many substances whose efficacy, now anecdotel, has not been clinically proven. As we face the next century, with all the challenges poised by billions of people living with finite resources, I believe this information will add greatly to the tools humanity has available to help us continue to evolve sustainably and democratically.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

MAPS is funding research into the medical use of psychedelic drugs, which have amazing potential. Without a doubt we need more data on the efficacy of these drugs to treat illness, and MAPS is leading the way into the light.

Review from Guidestar

6

Donor

Rating: 5

I was introduced to MAPS about five years ago and I have been a supporter of their work ever since. The are a group of committed individuals doing work on behalf of many marginalized and suffering people around the world. I give MAPS my strongest support.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I believe in MAPS and the vision and directive of the people behind this organization. To live to see the day when these life changing medicines are accepted and applied in the way that MAPS promotes will allow me to die a happy man!

6 daleaxelrod

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Research in higher consciousness is a path to save life on our planet --- MAPS fulfills a vital role in raising awareness of the need and opportunities for achieving this end.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I truly and unequivacally believe in both the work that MAPS does and the way they go about it. Rick Doblin, their founder, is an inspiration to me in my own life, in the way he has applied gentle yet unyielding pressure to the powers that stand in the way of truth and justice. Rick Doblin and MAPS are true representatives of the Peaceful Warrior. I also appreciate MAPS embrace of the entirety of the psychedelic community. It would be much easier to only embrace the less controversial research side only.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is dedicated to changing the way our society views psychedelic substances and is the leading voice attempting to show that there are valid medical and spiritual applications to apply them to. I am very happy to be a part of what I consider to be one of the most important organizations and movements in the US today.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Today we face the morass of medical-political structures which continue to deliver obsolete care to our loved ones. Opening minds of those who regulate and deliver care is the our biggest obstacle. Because those "in charge" believe they are in the right the are resistive to options of nature that have been present all along. MAPS does the hard research that can provide the opportunity for change in the regulations and care we offer to our loved ones in the future.....Let's keep it going.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

MAPS is a rare and heroic organization dedicated to the relief of suffering and the spiritual evolution of humanity. I personally believe that psychedelics used properly can increase the intellectual and emotional intelligence of our species and network us with other intelligences in the world and in the universe.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a fantastic non-profit research group that has helped thousands of people and deserve massive support for their groundbreaking work.

4

Donor

Rating: 5

MAPS is doing the extremely important research that will possibly help shift humanity into a new consciousness and out of the mess we've created. All this while at the same time constantly fighting obsolete and uninformed government regulations.

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5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have experience with MAPS in relation to Kosmicare, the spiritual emergencies places in festivals. It's an incredible experience at all levels.

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I did my PhD dissertation research on the psychospiritual effects of ayahuasca retreats. I had very interesting and positve results. I was pleased to be able to present my research at the recent MAPS conference to a large audience of professionals and lay persons. When used appropriately psychedelic medicines can have very positive therapeutic effects. MAPS is one of the few venues that is seriously looking at this.

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4

Client Served

Rating: 5

MAPS has been tremendously helpful and extremely informative. Their contact has been a real plus in my life. Their magazines are most helpful with photos of personnel and content.

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4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

MAPS is an amazing organization dedicated to researching the medical possibilities of different substances such as MDMA and Psilocybin. They do work that almost no one else is doing, and have achieved significant results thus far.

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4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

MAPS takes a great approach to solving the problems brought about by the drug war. Once we understand substances better we will be able to keep people safer and use drugs to heal more than harm.

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5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Without the ongoing progress of MAPS in the field of psychedelic studies and their commitment to providing unbiased education, the growing movement of medical use of entheogens would not be happening. Keep up the good work!