What a great question! If you’re anything like us, we grew up in the D.A.R.E. era where the narrative seemed to lump all mind-altering substances into the category of vilified narcotics… but that would suggest, logically, that caffeine, sugar, and nicotine-containing substances should be there as well.
For decades, the field of mental health has been at a loss for meaningful treatment advances. But in recent years, scientists have been behind the scenes – finding hope in the least likely of places: psychedelic drugs. Recent research suggests that certain psychedelic substances can help relieve anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction, and the fear surrounding a terminal diagnosis.
The biggest misconception people have about psychedelics is that these are drugs that make you crazy. And though this could be a possibility for those few who choose to misuse these substances, the same could be said for pharmaceuticals, alcohol, or opiates. However; when administered appropriately, psychedelics are not only safe; evidence indicates their healing effects seem to have greater success than their counterparts.
Not to mention, these substances are non-addictive.
So in summary, the science indicates that the efficacy surrounding mental and physical health as a result of taking psychedelics is solidified, and when taken appropriately (as all medicine should be), psychedelics are not only safe but they grant the user holistic relief to the mental and emotional challenges that afflict much of the world today.
To learn more about taking these beneficial plant medicines in micro-doses on a daily basis for mental and emotional health, stay tuned for our next post.