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Psychedelics: entering a new age of addiction therapy

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Thanks for the excellent overview. I'd like to mention that success of therapeutic application of psychedelics largely depends on three factors: set, setting and integration. These are hard to measure scientifically and require special training, that can be provided by the field of transpersonal psychology and traditional medicine. In simple terms, we do have a lot to learn from indigenous doctors and medicine people. Psychedelics are not the same as pharmaceutical drugs and call for multidisciplinary work, collaboration between indigenous communities and western therapists. Integration or therapeutic aftercare is another important aspect of work, considering that benefits of psychedelic therapy often require continuity of care to help integrate the experience into psyche and behavior. Often times integration calls for family system psychotherapy and change of living environment. I work at Living Clean Ibogaine (www.livingcleanibogaine.com) where we bridge modern psychotherapy with indigenous healing tradition of use of sacred plant medicines, primarily Ayahuasca. Set, setting and integration are the main focus of our work, we learned from experience that mere application of psychedelic is just the beginning of treatment. Respectfully, Danesh Oleshko, Co-founder Living Clean Ibogaine

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27 JUL 2017

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