Study: Treating Depression With Psilocybin

Study- Treating Depression With Psilocybin_

Depression is on the rise. The World Health Organization reported more than 300 million people now living with depression. At an increase of more than 18% between 2005 and 2015. Depression is now the leading cause of disability worldwide.

Many doctors are turning to other treatments in hopes that depression would be significantly reduced.

A recent study conducted by Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris claims that Psilocybin had profound changes in the brains of depressed patients. The study was done on 19 patients. Each patient was given a single dose of psilocybin.

Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris reported significant changes in his patients brains. This magic mushroom was able to tap into the brains of patients and somehow reset the brain back to its core.

Psilocybin was shown to affect two areas of the brain. The amygdala and the default-mode network. It greatly reduced depressive emotions and their brain regions became more stable.

Treating Depression With Psilocybin
Change of Depression Levels

Patients reported feelings of liberation and had mystical experiences on mushrooms. Their symptoms of depression were greatly reduced or completely free from depression.

Another study was done on seven participants to test if their beliefs would be shifted. They took 10 mg and 25 mg of psilocybin, one week apart. They were asked simple questions of vacation preferences to difficult ones concerning political and social issues.

At the end of the study, psilocybin was proven to significantly shift responses in the participants brains. The volunteers reported a sense of connectedness to their environment and shifted toward a more libertarian mindset.  

We are headed in the right direction. There’s no doubt that Psilocybin could be the next big thing in treating depression. If you’re experimenting with Psilocybin, consider purchasing a Ehrlich Reagent Testing Kit. Being confident in your substance will ensure a quality life-time experience.

Psilocybin has surely shed some light on greatly reducing depressive symptoms. However, this was only done on a small study. We need more research done to know if this treatment will have a significant change in treating depression long term.

Could MDMA Save Your Relationship?

Could MDMA Save Your Relationship?

MDMA has mostly been used and seen as a “party drug,” but new research has pointed out that it can be a breakthrough drug in relationships.

Therapists have found that using MDMA in couples therapy has profoundly helped couples open up to each other in ways that may actually help fix problems in their relationship.

Couples have found that taking MDMA has helped strengthen their relationship and felt an immense love towards each other.

As of now, MDMA is still illegal but many therapists are stepping up to reveal its powerful abilities.

Katie Anderson, describes the use of MDMA in couples therapy and reveals that there is a sense of connectivity between the couples. She also says that these couples can learn to face their problems and move forward with clarity. She believes that MDMA can have a big impact in couples therapy.

Furthermore, she says that couples using MDMA can be free of fear. Meaning that these couples can talk about anything, from sexual fantasies, infidelity, and memories.

She had mentioned that some couples have told her that they felt as if they were one person.

Another therapist, Friederike Meckel Fischer, also believes that MDMA can have profound benefits in its use in couples therapy.

Sasha who has been coined the godfathers of MDMA, has experimented with MDMA alongside his wife. Together they have journeyed and learned more about each other and explored their consciousness.  

I believe Ann and Sasha Shulgin are living proof that MDMA can help couples love and open up to each other. Their relationship is professional yet compassionate towards each other. They work so well together and enjoy each others company.

This wonderful drug may actually help decrease divorce rates in America which have been rocketing for years.

Society displays practical and reasoning above everything else. Ignoring feelings and emotions as unimportant. This has possibly led to many couples separating because they are not able to open up to each other.

I believe that MDMA can help couples open up and feel that love they felt with each other again. I also think that it can help society, it can bring peace and love to the world at large.

How MDMA Might Help Alcoholics Kick the Habit

Researchers in the United Kingdom have begun exploring the use of MDMA as a possible treatment for alcoholics according to the Guardian. These clinical trial represent the first time the drug has been studied in connection with treating alcoholism. Depending on the success of the study, it could be the first step in exploring more potential medical treatments for alcoholism.

The 20 participants in the study are all described as heavy drinkers. Researchers from Imperial College London are in charge of the study.

Similar to Ecstasy, which is also called Molly, MDMA is synthetic and produces a heightened sense of pleasure and well-being. It is a both hallucinogen and a stimulant with effects that generally take around three-quarters of an hour to kick in.

Other effects are a greater sense of energy and distortions in time and other perceptions. These effects usually last less than an hour although some effects may linger for hours afterward.

MDMA as used for these clinical trials has a more consistent dosage than Ecstasy. It is also not mixed with other drugs as Ecstasy may be but is instead pure 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine.

However, MDMA will not be used as a substitute for alcohol in the study. Instead, researchers believe that as a treatment for alcohol abuse, the advantage of MDMA is that it may make volunteers less inhibited during talk therapy. Talking Drugs reports that one of the researchers, Dr. Ben Sessa, says fear can be a barrier for some alcoholics during therapy. Sessa is a senior research fellow at ICL and a consultant child psychologist, but he also works with patients who struggle with alcoholism and other addictions.

Participants will attend eight therapy sessions. At two of the sessions, MDMA will be administered. Talking Drugs reports that these MDMA-aided therapy sessions will begin several weeks into the study.

According to Sessa, PTSD is a common factor in these addictions. In fact, he believes that alcoholism and PTSD are essentially the same condition. Therefore, the MDMA may be useful in calming patients and even giving them a sense of euphoria as they work through difficult therapy sessions. There will be follow-ups with the study participants at the three, six and nine-month mark.

Researchers have investigated MDMA as a treatment for mental health conditions besides alcoholism. The Food and Drug Administration approved its use in trials for treating PTSD in 2016. SF Gate says that studies have also explored its usefulness in treating anxiety and depression.

Neighbors upset and Dozens arresting during 5-day Middlelands festival

TODD MISSION, Texas- The Middlelands Festival is an experience for all ages full of music, fun, and festivities. These festivities got cut short for 42 individuals the 3rd of May through the 7th of May. Authorities have confirmed most of the arrests were drug-related offenses, with a few intoxication arrests on festival grounds. The drug-related offenses included individuals caught with drugs ranging from LSD, ecstasy cocaine, marijuana, and abuse of prescription drugs. Notifications were put out at the time or ticket purchase that all individuals entering the fair grounds were subject to search, and hereby consented. The event posed a zero tolerance towards illegal substances, and belligerent intoxication. No deaths were reported during this event.

The festival was held at the Texas Renaissance Festival grounds in Todd Mission, Texas. The lineup included Country music star Clay Walker. Around 90,000 individuals from all over attended the event. This festival is seen as a huge economical boost for the city. It was expected that nearly 25,000 individuals would attend the event each day. RV camping, Forrest Camping, and vehicle camping were of the approved sites for individuals to camp out at. 21+ parties, rides, and other accommodations were made during this event. Neighbor complains for those who lives near buy were at a high. One man reported that you could hear the concerts and sing every lyric from his backyard. The future holds potential towards fixing the issue of noise so everyone can all around be satisfied with the event. The event struck a positive experience among those who attended through sources such as social media.

MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy

When most people hear MDMA they think of “Molly” or “Ecstasy” and associate it with music festivals and raves. However, what most people don’t know is that MDMA is not just for recreation use and has a very practical and effective clinical use. Even though MDMA is considered an “illegal” drug by the DEA, several scientists are working to prove that it has an extremely beneficial medical application.

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a non-profit research and educational organization developing medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana. With regards to MDMA, they are currently working on several studies to see whether MDMA-assisted psychotherapy can help heal the psychological and emotional damage caused by sexual assault, war, violent crime, and other traumas. They are also studying MDMA-assisted therapy for autistic adults with social anxiety and MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for people with anxiety related to life-threatening illnesses. From preliminary studies, they have shown that MDMA along with psychotherapy can help people overcome their posttraumatic stress disorders and anxiety. The most incredible thing about it is that unlike other medications for mental illnesses, MDMA only needs to be administered a few times. This means MDMA-assisted psychotherapy could be a cure to help people overcome their fears and traumas.

As most people reading this know, MDMA is known for increasing feelings of trust and compassion towards others. This is what makes it an ideal addition to psychotherapy. It gives the patients a more positive, optimistic, and different outlook on the issue that was such a problem for them, which can make it easier for them to overcome it.

More research is currently in the works/needs to be done. However, it can be difficult because in the eyes of the government it is illegal, which makes it hard for scientists to get approved for studies. It must also be made clear that the MDMA used in these studies is pure MDMA and is not the same as “Ecstasy” or “molly” that is obtained on the street. Sure, these street drugs may contain some MDMA but they most likely also contain other unknown substances. In the laboratory studies, pure MDMA has been proven safe for human consumption when taken a limited number of times in moderate doses. If you would like to learn more about the studies that were done by MAPS (which I suggest you do) check out their website at maps.org. It truly is incredible research that is paving the way for the legalization of marijuana and psychedelics.

The Growing Popularity of Molly with Millennials

MDMA – better known as Ecstasy or Molly is very similar to amphetamines with a bit of a hallucinogen thrown in. It gives you a lot of energy; makes you feel good, and it makes you feel uninhibited. This drug can come in a pill form or in white powder in capsules. People making Molly these days sometimes will add other drugs to the mix such as PCP, amphetamines, cocaine, forms of caffeine, or even ingredients of cough medicine. This is why its imperative to test every pill or cap before “going in”. Molly users will find it takes about a half hour to fully kick in, will be at it strongest after about 1 ½-2 hours and then wear of in about 3 to 6 hours. The percentage of kids using Molly increases with older children. Juniors take Molly 2 ½ times more than eighth graders, and seniors take Molly 1 ½ times more than juniors.

People say they are attracted to Molly because of the extra energy they feel, the feeling of happiness, excitement and how it increases their senses to the extreme. It also gives them the feeling of overconfidence and the sense of being untouchable without losing too much control of themselves like most drugs do. You will notice people who range in age from teenagers to people in their twenties who are at concerts or raves, usually having way more fun than most of the people. They enjoy the music and the beats, dancing for hours on end and just overall really happy. Those are the ones high on Molly because the drug intensifies the feelings and emotions (especially empathy in general) several times over more than other people there.

The reason Molly or Ecstasy is so tied into the music scene is due to the resurgence of EDM and DJs. DJs often take the most popular songs and put them together with melodies from other songs and beats in a pattern that puts emphasis on the up and down of the music and helps insinuate the “rolling” feeling that users get from taking Molly. When people take Molly it increases their energy level and removes any sociable insecurities, helping them to stay up late, dance for long periods of time and connect with other people. This is all perfectly suited for the crowds and late-night music atmosphere. Particularly popular with millennials are the big music festivals with large numbers of musical groups that go on for days; concerts like Coachella are the perfect atmosphere for this age group.

The UK consumes more MDMA than any other nation

According to Global Drug Survey 2015, the United Kingdom consumes more MDMA than any other nation when it is in the mood. Averagely, UK users take 0.42 ‘grams per session’ followed closely by Scotland and Ireland on 0.38 and 0.37 respectively. Utilization of ecstasy pills in the UK is also alarming after Australia being first known for its tenacious border controls.

The GDS states that illiteracy overdosage makes it unreliable since MDMA is always increasing in recognition as compared to its erratic accomplice ecstasy tablets: There has been an enormous rise in consumption rates and countries over the years. MDMA crystals are in excellent supply. At times, the pills contain an extra 200mg and frequently 300mg of MDMA. This is twice and thrice what many people assume is a moderate dose.

Some countries are going extremely overboard in the amount of MDMA consumed in a session when the mean amount should be 1/4gm. The UK is currently on the top of the list with an average dose of 0.42mg/session. Vice’s Dutch editor Thijs Roes interviewed a couple of the pill producers on what on what was following the manufacture of such dose pills. He responded by saying, “What they’re doing is a pissing contest. One told me it was a competition between manufacturers and race against themselves. The other described his 330mg pill as a flagship product, as a way to get known in the scene. They felt that users would know to dose them and that the amount of MDMA would eventually stabilize around 200mg”.

Thijs Roes’s request on manufacturers is to produce of 80-100mg and placing the dosage on them. For those concerned, they should consider putting dosages than logos. He addressed consumers to keep a huge groove in the middle when taking 200mg pills so that people may examine and determine they only need to take half or even a quarter. “Every time you get a new pill always take a quarter to start with and wait at least 60-90 minutes before dosing ‘start low go slow.'” Based on the annual survey statistics, vaporizing weed is currently more prevalent than smoking it.

Bath Salt Debacle at Wesleyan University

In recent years, a new drug has become popular amongst party-goers called “molly”. Molly is thought by many to be “pure” MDMA, but often this couldn’t be further from the truth. Often times, molly can contain ingredients that are much more dangerous than MDMA, including the infamous drugs known as “bath salts”. There have been a number of cases of people that have been hospitalized after ingesting what they thought was pure MDMA, but was really another, much more dangerous substance.

One case of this substance containing a dangerous chemical occurred at Wesleyan University. Ten people at the university were found exhibiting symptoms of a drug overdose and one of the patients even had to be revived using a defibrillator! Four of the people had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital because their condition was so critical. The culprit behind these overdoses was likely something other than MDMA.

In a study of “molly”, it was found that only 13 percent of the substance actually contained any MDMA! The others were all other chemicals, commonly bath salts. So, essentially when one purchases a dose of this substance, they have no idea what it actually is that they are getting.

Bath Salts, which are a common ingredient in Molly have led to some very nasty outcomes. The substances can cause heart attacks, bizarre behavior, agitation, suicidal thinking, and even outright death. Bath Salts are dangerous substances that carry far greater risks than MDMA itself.

However, some people are still going to continue to use these substances despite the risks involved, so there is a second best option. There are kits available to test substances such as what is sold as “molly” to determine what chemical exactly is in the drugs. If one is set on consuming “molly”, using one of these kits will help to mitigate some of the risk involved.

If the substance is tested and it is not what it is sold as, chances are it is very risky to consume it. If there are significant impurities, still, it is likely very risky to take. If the substance is not what the person purchased, some users may see not being able to ingest the substance as having wasted their money. However, in spite of this, if the “molly” that was tested is not MDMA or only partially MDMA, the health risks are great and simply throwing the substance in the garbage is certainly the best way to go because your health is worth more than whatever it was that you paid on the substance.

Of course, even MDMA itself does carry some risks such as dehydration and heat stroke. There have been cases of people who have been seriously negatively effected by MDMA alone, but this is relatively uncommon. In comparison to other illicit drugs, MDMA is MUCH less dangerous. It is typically the impurities that lead to the deaths and/or overdoses rather than the MDMA itself.

Electric Zoo Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty

At the Electric Zoo music festival that took place on August of 2014 a young man, Jeffry Russ, died of an overdose. At the music festival Patrick Morgan, twenty-four, sold eighty pills of the drug “Molly” to a friend who then distributed the drug to the attendees.

Russ’s tragic death was, thankfully, the only reported death caused by Morgan’s stash. On Thursday, December 11, Morgan pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute MDMA. The charge, however, does not cover the death of Mr. Russ that was caused by Mr. Morgan. No official testing has been conducted to determine the actual contents of the pills that were sold although it is speculated that they may have contained piperazines.

The guidelines for the sentencing require five to sixteen months in prison with the maximum possible sentence being twenty years. The judge presiding over the case, Edgardo Ramos, will give his final sentencing on Friday, March 13 of next year.

Jeffrey Russ’s death was not the only controversy that took place at the Electric Zoo concert that caused headlines. Twenty year-old Olivia Rotondo also died of an overdose that was allegedly from a bad batch of Molly. Four other attendees were treated for what appeared to be overdoses. Thirty-one others were arrested on drug related charges during the first two days of the music festival alone. Additionally, a sixteen year-old girl was sexually assaulted, which led to the early closure of the event.

Police Raid Houston’s Kryptonite Underground Rave Club

After a 5 month investigation four people are arrested in raid of downtown Houston club. They found “mollies” lol…

Police raided Club Kryptonite in downtown Houston Friday night due to reports of ongoing crime and a RAPE CAVE!

You can watch the video on KHOU.com: http://www.khou.com/story/news/crime/2014/09/20/police-raid-downtown-club-concerned-over-reports-of-rape-cave/15953671/

EDC Vegas: Everything Needed To Roll

 

With one of the country’s biggest EDM festivals coming to a close early this morning there is a huge buzz surrounding the happenings at this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival. Traffic getting to the event was horrendous, beer was expensive and parking was near impossible, however after speaking to several attendees the bass was extra loud and the DJ’s threw down some of the most memorable sets of their careers. Oh, and of course the molly was on point!

Compared to previous years, there was only one reported death, the cause of which was inconclusive by coroner reports. The increase in molly education has helped the overall rave scene and community. People rolling responsibly are help keeping events like EDC Vegas a positive and safe environment to roll in. With 134,000 attendees this year there was bound to be plenty of molly especially since the first day had at least 19 people arrested, all narcotic related. Additionally the organizers of the electric music festival stated that 72 people were ejected.

For the younger generation, it is mainly about the music and the magnet to an event like EDC is the whole experience. The carnival, costumes, lights and insane fixtures found all throughout the festival make it a fully enhanced experience for everyone rolling on legit molly.