I first learned about psychedelics during undergrad working towards my BS in Neuroscience & have been amazed by their huge potential for helping mental illness both in my academic research and personal experiences.
MAPS has had similar interests & research goals as myself & would love to be involved in any way with the organization!
I firmly believe countless peoples's lives could benefit from psychedelic drugs in a controlled, medical context. Personally, my experiences with MDMA, ayahuasca & psilocybe fungi have, on separate occasions, helped me immensely in my own battles with anxiety & depression. It is because of these & legitimate academic research that lead me to believe in the potential of psychedelic drugs.
It is difficult as an individual to fight the unjust predispositions that society has towards psychedelics and marijuana usage for therapy. Being a member of MAPS I feel empowered knowing that as a group we have a larger voice and a stronger support system.
Watson & Crick were using psychedelics when working on the structure of DNA. What other great scientific discoveries have been lost by criminalising psychedelics? Society needs organisations like this to end the War on psychedelics.
MAPS uses a perfect combo of substance induction and therapy which leads to improvements in patients and them leaving substance free unlike our current Western model but unfortunately due to information censorship, there are a lot of promising discoveries out there that aren't getting enough attention.
What often goes unmentioned is the fact that materialist science cannot explain all the phenomena out there though seems to claim far more power.
Psychedelic substances explore the field of consciousness so well and can be done in safe and controlled ways. I feel MAPS sticks to this priority really well in their work!
This organization is paving the way for the future of our civilization. I believe that the staff @ MAPPS
are heroes of our times just like our soldiers @ war. I appreciate every moning that all of those minds are collaborating to help the future of our species better understand our abilities in self exploration & self healing! May this organization receive all help, acknowledgements, & blessings from every corner of the universe!
Psychedelic research is a deadly subject to touch in the scientific world. But MAPS does an excellent job at professionalizing and utilizing their purpose and goals. If psychedelics and marijuana had a face, MAPS deserves to represent them.
MAPS is an association that is necessary for the world growth in studies of consciousness. While pharmaceutical industries lobby against the modernization of laws by the result of an enriched psychedelic community, people with problems are being helped, and MAPS is a part of that. As we enter a new age of awareness, MAPS must be at the forefront of protecting the sovereign rights of individual consciousness. Treating a multitude of symptoms, psychedelics has already had profound effects, and must no longer be trivialized with 60's propaganda an irresponsible use in our current societies.
I've been studying the topic of Psychedelics for a couple years now, and MAPS has been a wonderful tool in bringing together great minds and equally great results.
Said results are, indeed, bringing life-changing results to those suffering from Depression, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, and Drug Addictions.
This is the first organization, in years, that I've been actively talking about in my circle of friends and family.
They carry out such useful studies on the uses of psychoactive substances to help those in need of healing.
MAPS is attempting the impossible: changing the prevailing attitudes around psychedelics from "strictly for stoner rejects" to "full of potential for healing." And you know what? Somehow, it's working! By consistently getting solid research done and presenting the results to the world, people are waking up to the possibilities. Thank you, MAPS!
MAPS are doing really amazing researches. It's so important to research psychedelics and find how to use them as treatment. Actually, I'd even like to join MAPS in future as a scientist.
MAPS work has been essential for the development of a well informed and consistent argument against the "war on drugs"and the social significance that the end of such war would have is a major positive shift for human kind.
The brave folks at MAPS work tirelessly to help change perceptions about the medical use of these extraordinary compounds. In our world today, increasingly dangerous and expensive pharmaceuticals dominate the treatment options available to many patients who could be helped safely and effectively using psychedelics. MAPS is doing the research that may well change that.
MAPS is a fantastic organization, dedicated to human beings. While utilizing complementary therapies and strategies for overcoming unbearably traumatic experiences, they are consistent in their message, actions and heart. Here here to Maps! Long live the organization and all the people who have benefited from their painstaking battle to make legal those therapies and methodologies!
MAPS is absolutely leading the pack with its intensive efforts to alleviate (and in most cases eliminate) the suffering of millions through unconventional therapeutic means. The courage and determination of this non-profit are evident in their compassionate, reasonable and relentless pursuit for legal clinical trials. MAPS has opened doors and minds. These less conventional means deserve study and education of the masses who do not yet understand. I strongly believe in MAPS and the fantastic causes the people within it continue to make on a moment to moment basis.
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In a field like psychadelics, the overall health effects aren't well known. Thanks to MAPS we're finding out more about these drugs and how they affect us and their research has the potential to help millions of people
MAPS is the only organization providing the world with essential research on a subject other nonprofits are too timid to deal with. Psychedelic research is becoming more legitimate because of what MAPS has done.
The MAPS material is always varied. It academic without being overwhelming, and they also tackle some of the more quirky experiences resulting from psychedelic use - one story which springs to mind, if I remember correctly, is of someone learning to wrrite with their left hand after taking MDMA, putting questions to it and getting instructive and unexpeced responses.
MAPS is an extremely important organization, one that goes against the grain in a certain sense, in that it relies on "outside the box" thinking in order to solve some of the problems that face modern society. While many people may shun or look down upon the work that they do, I feel that it is absolutely essential that their research continues and expands, as they are on the brink of some of the most important and helpful scientific discoveries of our times, and have the capability to vastly improve the lives of millions of people around the world.
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 naÃ¯ve, 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
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.