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Links to useful resources relating to psychedelics and other psychoactive substances.

  • Allies and related organisations
  • Information about drugs
  • Drug Policy Resources
  • Harm Reduction
  • Drug Testing
  • Psychedelic Media and Societies

 

Allies and Related Organisations

 

MAPS

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.

 

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Heffter Institute

The Heffter Research Institute promotes research of the highest scientific quality with the classic hallucinogens and related compounds (sometimes called psychedelics) in order to contribute to a greater understanding of the mind leading to the improvement of the human condition, and to alleviate suffering.

 

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Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people.

 

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ICEERS

The International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research & Service (ICEERS) is a charity dedicated to 1) the integration of ayahuasca, iboga and other traditional plants as therapeutic tools in modern society, and 2) the preservation of the indigenous cultures that have been using these plant species since antiquity on their habitat and botanical resources.

 

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Limina Foundation

Limina Foundation supports the betwixt and between states of consciousness where transformation, change, and renewal takes place. This awakening alchemical transformation can occur in the individual, the community and in the culture at large.

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River Styx Foundation

The River Styx Foundation attempts to lessen human suffering caused by fear and misguided social policy while advocating for greater compassion, healing, and transformation in such areas as criminal justice and end-of-life care.

 

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Open Foundation

The OPEN Foundation (Stichting OPEN in Dutch) is an interdisciplinary organization which stimulates research into all aspects of the psychedelic experience. By organizing lectures, conferences and other informative meetings at universities, the goal of OPEN is to draw the attention of researchers towards this promising scientific subject.

 

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Mind Medicine Australia

Mind Medicine Australia exists to help alleviate the suffering caused by mental illness in Australia through expanding the treatment options available to medical practitioners and their patients. They will establish safe and effective psychedelic-assisted treatments to cure a range of mental illnesses. They operate as a nexus between medical practitioners, academia, government, regulatory bodies, philanthropists, and other partners.

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EmmaSofia

EmmaSofia is non-profit organization in Oslo, Norway working to protect the human right of people who use MDMA and psychedelics and to expand access to quality-controlled MDMA and psychedelics.

 

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The Albert Hofmann Foundation

The purpose of the Albert Hofmann Foundation is to further the understanding and responsible application of psychedelic substances in the investigation of both individual and collective consciousness.

 

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Alexander Shulgin Research Institute

The mission of the Alexander Shulgin Research Institute is to preserve and continue the work of seminal biochemist Sasha Shulgin, by performing basic biochemistry and neuroscience research; providing support services to toxicologists, emergency room doctors, attorneys, chemists, and other scientists and professionals; and conserving and disseminating 50 years of existing research.

 

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The International Cannabinoid Research Society

The ICRS is a non-political, non-religious organization dedicated to scientific research in all fields of the cannabinoids, ranging from biochemical, chemical and physiological studies of the endogenous cannabinoid system to studies of the abuse potential of recreational Cannabis.

 

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Psychedelic Seminars

Psychedelic Seminars is a live and online event series featuring leaders in the psychedelic scene. It explores the renaissance in research, connects to broader drug policy, and digs into difficult questions

 

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George Sarlo Foundation

The Sarlo Foundation was started in 1992 by venture capitalist George Sarlo. It offers financial support for pioneers in mental health with a particular focus on addiction, early childhood trauma and education, and research with psilocybin, MDMA and other transformative medicines.

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Information about Drugs

 

Erowid

Erowid is a member-supported organization providing access to reliable, non-judgmental information about psychoactive plants, chemicals, and related issues. They work with academic, medical, and experiential experts to develop and publish new resources, as well as to improve and increase access to already existing resources. Erowid strives to ensure that these resources are maintained and preserved as a historical record for the future.

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Global Drug Survey

Global Drug Survey (GDS) runs the worlds biggest drug survey. GDS is an independent research company based in London. They produce reports for global media, public health and corporate organisations. GDS use its data and expertise to create digital health applications delivering screening and brief interventions for drugs and alcohol.

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DrugScience

Founded in 2010 by Professor David Nutt following his removal from post as Chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, DrugScience is the only completely independent, science-led drugs charity, uniquely bringing together leading drugs experts from a wide range of specialisms to carry out groundbreaking original research into drug harms and effects.

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PsychonautWiki

PsychonautWiki is a community-driven encyclopedia which is striving to formally catalog the field of psychonautics in a legitimate and comprehensive manner.

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FRANK

UK Government sponsored website designed to discourage drug use by fear-mongering masquerading as objective advice. Excellent for finding out a slew of little-known street names for drugs, but devoid of safety advice and pharmacological information.

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Know Drugs

Know Drugs features full and frank video interviews with people about what drugs they choose to use (or not to use). The stories come from people with all kinds of experiences and perceptions of drugs – good, bad, ugly, beautiful and even indifferent.  They seek to understand what drives a person to use drugs, to continue using them or to stop using them. Know Drugs asks why people are drawn to different drugs and what they get out of them. They also interview experts in the field to share and understand from professional perspectives across a range of drug related subjects.

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Drug Policy Resources

 

Global Commission on Drug Policy

The purpose of The Global Commission on Drug Policy is to bring to the international level an informed, science-based discussion about humane and effective ways to reduce the harm caused by drugs to people and societies.

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Translational Institute

TNI envisions a world of peace, equity and democracy on a sustainable planet brought about and sustained by an informed and engaged citizenry.