MAPS launches Psychedelic Fundamentals, an online education program from a leading psychedelic organization

  • Psychedelic Fundamentals is the initial offering of the new MAPS digital learning program introducing learners to the most important aspects of psychedelic history, research, uses and harm reduction
  • The series of short, easy-to-follow modules is the perfect starting point for people trying to learn about psychedelics for the first time, but is also useful for psychedelic veterans looking to sharpen their knowledge.
  • It’s the drug training we all should have had as teenagers.”

SAN JOSE, July 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The world’s leading authority on psychedelics, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), announced the launch of Psychedelic Fundamentals, an online psychedelic education program that provides people with accurate, factual information about psychedelics. The educational program, developed in collaboration with Interlaced and delivered in five modules, covers a range of topics including psychedelic history, science, clinical research, therapeutic uses and harm reduction.

Psychedelic Fundamentals is a program for everyone – even people who may never have taken a psychedelic themselves. Over the next few years, millions of people could be eligible for prescription psychedelic-assisted therapy. Having access to a science-based educational program, backed by nearly four decades of MAPS as the world leader in psychedelics, will give people a shared language and knowledge to better care for loved ones who may be considering these treatments. »
Shirelle NobleDigital Director, MAPS

Psychedelic Fundamentals serves as the perfect starting point for those who are completely new to psychedelics and are looking for the basic knowledge of how psychedelics work, their effects, and their history. This course is valuable for people curious about the use of psychedelics for therapeutic purposes for themselves or a loved one, and for people looking for up-to-date information on cutting-edge psychedelic research. Experienced psychedelic users will find this guide a helpful resource with the latest psychedelic policies, as well as harm reduction strategies to increase the likelihood of an “ideal” experience.

Since 1986, MAPS has worked to counter the vast public misinformation spread during the decades of the War on Drugs. The resurgence of public interest in psychedelics has left many wanting to learn more about the transformative potential of these substances, but resources are limited for those seeking an authoritative curriculum.

“It’s the drug education we all should have had as teenagers. It wasn’t just about the different substances, but the benefits they can have, as well as how to integrate those experiences, and also some helpful tips on how to be there for those in need while they have it. So much valuable information in one place, with the awareness of telling users to be careful and aware of what theyre doing.
Competent Psychedelic Fundamentals learner

The Psychedelic Fundamentals Courses are divided into modules including: Psychedelic and Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness, The Current State of Psychedelics, Psychedelic Brain Science 101, Comparing Psychedelics and Planning a Psychedelic Trip, and Harm Reduction. Each module contains a series of short, easy-to-follow lessons complemented by MAPS’ new online community platform, where fellow learners and psychedelic advocates can connect.

The Psychedelic Fundamentals the digital learning course is available for purchase on the MAPS website.

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Founded in 1986, MAPS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research and educational organization developing medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the prudent use of psychedelics and marijuana. MAPS sponsors the world’s most advanced psychedelic therapy research, funded primarily by donors and philanthropic donors who have given over $130 million for research and education.

SOURCE Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

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