The use of psychedelics can provide many potential benefits such as healing, spiritual connection, growth, and the alleviation of symptoms related to alcoholism, depression, and anxiety. But like many things, they come with risks and may be dangerous and inappropriate for some people or in certain settings.
PSA urges anyone interested in using psychedelics to educate themselves and/or consult with health care professionals and psychedelic facilitators to maximize potential positive outcomes and ensure their safety. Education about psychedelics will benefit you as well as the community.
Things to consider when exploring the use of psychedelics:
How to Choose a Guide:
Fireside is an organization whose mission is, “to help people minimize the risks of their psychedelic experiences in ways such as providing compassionate, accessible, and culturally responsive peer support, educating the public, and furthering psychedelic research, while embracing practices that increase equity, power sharing, and belonging within the psychedelic movement.” They offer a Psychedelic Peer Support Line which provides emotional support during and after psychedelic experiences. The support line is open from 11:00am to 11:00pm PST every day. Call or text 62-FIRESIDE to reach them.