MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) is a non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics. Rick Doblin is a researcher at MAPS, and in “Psychedics can change humanity for the better. It’s time to unlock their power,” he delivers one of the most compelling cases for a range of psychedelics in helping those suffering from mental health and addiction issues.
Doblin and his team work primarily with MDMA, ketamine, psilocybin, and ibogaine. As Doblin rightly states, indigenous communities worldwide have used psychedelics for hundreds, if not thousands of years in spiritual ceremonies and for healing. MAPS collaborates with researchers to facilitate the studies of psychedelic-assisted therapy with the hope that these interventions eventually become mainstream. MAPS research has found great effectiveness with ibogaine to treat opioid use disorder.