Related Organisations

Below are the links to useful resources relating to psychedelics and other psychoactive substances. Explore the links here to discover more:

Allies and Related Organisations

MAPS

Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana.

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Heffter Institute

The Heffter Research Institute promotes research of the highest scientific quality with the classic
hallucinogens and related compounds (sometimes called psychedelics) in order to contribute to a greater understanding of the mind leading to the improvement of the human condition, and to alleviate suffering.

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Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people.

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ICEERS

The International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research & Service (ICEERS) is a charity dedicated to 1) the integration of ayahuasca, iboga and other traditional plants as therapeutic tools in modern society, and 2) the preservation of the indigenous cultures that have been using these plant species since antiquity on their habitat and botanical resources.

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River Styx Foundation

The River Styx Foundation attempts to lessen human suffering caused by fear and misguided social policy while advocating for greater compassion, healing, and transformation in such areas as criminal justice and end-of-life care.

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Open Foundation

The OPEN Foundation (Stichting OPEN in Dutch) is an interdisciplinary organization which stimulates research into all aspects of the psychedelic experience. By organizing lectures, conferences and other informative meetings at universities, the goal of OPEN is to draw the attention of researchers towards this promising scientific subject.

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EmmaSofia

EmmaSofia is non-profit organization in Oslo, Norway working to protect the human right of people who use MDMA and psychedelics and to expand access to quality-controlled MDMA and psychedelics.

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The Albert Hofmann Foundation

The purpose of the Albert Hofmann Foundation is to further the understanding and responsible application of psychedelic substances in the investigation of both individual and collective consciousness.

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Alexander Shulgin Research Institute

The mission of the Alexander Shulgin Research Institute is to preserve and continue the work of seminal biochemist Sasha Shulgin, by performing basic biochemistry and neuroscience research; providing support services to toxicologists, emergency room doctors, attorneys, chemists, and other scientists and professionals; and conserving and disseminating 50 years of existing research.

 

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The International Cannabinoid Research Society

The ICRS is a non-political, non-religious organization dedicated to scientific research in all fields of the cannabinoids, ranging from biochemical, chemical and physiological studies of the endogenous cannabinoid system to studies of the abuse potential of recreational Cannabis.

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Information about Drugs

 

Erowid

Erowid is a member-supported organization providing access to reliable, non-judgmental information about psychoactive plants, chemicals, and related issues. They work with academic, medical, and experiential experts to develop and publish new resources, as well as to improve and increase access to already existing resources. Erowid strives to ensure that these resources are maintained and preserved as a historical record for the future.

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Global Drug Survey

Global Drug Survey (GDS) runs the worlds biggest drug survey. GDS is an independent research company based in London. They produce reports for global media, public health and corporate organisations. GDS use its data and expertise to create digital health applications delivering screening and brief interventions for drugs and alcohol.

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DrugScience

Founded in 2010 by Professor David Nutt following his removal from post as Chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, DrugScience is the only completely independent, science-led drugs charity, uniquely bringing together leading drugs experts from a wide range of specialisms to carry out groundbreaking original research into drug harms and effects.

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PsychonautWiki

PsychonautWiki is a community-driven encyclopedia which is striving to formally catalog the field of psychonautics in a legitimate and comprehensive manner.

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FRANK

UK Government sponsored website designed to discourage drug use by fear-mongering masquerading as objective advice. Excellent for finding out a slew of little-known street names for drugs, but devoid of safety advice and pharmacological information.

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Know Drugs

Know Drugs features full and frank video interviews with people about what drugs they choose to use (or not to use). The stories come from people with all kinds of experiences and perceptions of drugs – good, bad, ugly, beautiful and even indifferent.  They seek to understand what drives a person to use drugs, to continue using them or to stop using them. Know Drugs asks why people are drawn to different drugs and what they get out of them. They also interview experts in the field to share and understand from professional perspectives across a range of drug related subjects.

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Drug Policy Resources

Global Commission on Drug Policy

The purpose of The Global Commission on Drug Policy is to bring to the international level an informed, science-based discussion about humane and effective ways to reduce the harm caused by drugs to people and societies.

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Translational Institute

TNI envisions a world of peace, equity and democracy on a sustainable planet brought about and sustained by an informed and engaged citizenry.

 

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International Drug Policy Consortium

The International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) is a global network of 143 NGOs that focus on issues related to drug production, trafficking and use. IDPC promotes objective and open debate on the effectiveness, direction and content of drug policies at the national and international level, and supports evidence-based policies that are effective at reducing drug-related harm.

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The International Society for the Study of Drug Policy

ISSDP is a society of scholars committed to advancing drug policy research.

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Drug Policy Alliance

The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the USA’s leading organization promoting drug policies that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights.

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Release

Release is the national centre of expertise on drugs and drugs law. The organisation, founded in 1967, is an independent and registered charity. Through their services the team provides free non-judgmental, specialist advice and information to the public and professionals on issues related to drug use and to drug laws.

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Transform

Transform is a charitable think tank that campaigns for the legal regulation of drugs both in the UK and internationally.

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Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)

LEAP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization made up of current and former members of the law enforcement and criminal justice communities who are speaking out about the failures of our existing drug policies.

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Ayahuasca Defence Fund

Established at the World Ayahuasca Conference in Ibiza in 2014, the Expert Committee is made up of drug policy experts, lawyers, legal strategists and renowned academics and is responsible for the supervision and management of the Fund. The main goal of the Fund is making this unique body of expertise and resources available for all those in need.

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Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) is the only international network of students dedicated to ending the war on drugs.

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Anyone’s Child

Anyone’s Child: Families for Safer Drug Control is an international network of families whose lives have been wrecked by current drug laws and who are now campaigning to change them.

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Harm Reduction

 

DanceSafe

DanceSafe is a 501(c)(3) public health organization promoting health and safety within the nightlife and electronic music community. Founded in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1998 by Emanuel Sferios, DanceSafe quickly grew into a national organization with chapters in cities across North America.

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Drugs and me

Harm reduction guides for users of recreational drugs.

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HIV/AIDS Alliance

The Alliance exists for one reason – to end AIDS through community action, an ambitious but realistic vision.

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KosmicareUK

Kosmicare UK is a charity (UK No. 1167203) who work to provide welfare services at festivals. They focus on support for people having difficult drug related experiences and work alongside traditional first aid organizations to relieve strain by providing specialised care.

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NEPTUNE

NEPTUNE has been developed to improve clinical practice in the management of harms resulting from the use of club drugs and novel psychoactive substances. It is aimed at clinicians working in a range of frontline settings, including drug treatment and recovery services, emergency departments, sexual health services, primary care and mental health services.

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The High-way Code

Based on the experience of almost 80,000 people who took part in the Global Drug Survey 2014, the High-way Code is the first guide to safer drug use voted for by people who take drugs.

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The Loop

Unclassified is a not-for-profit community interest company presenting The Loop that aims to promote health and minimise harms in nightclubs, bars and festivals. We provide information, outreach and interventions by trained and experienced staff about alcohol, drugs, sexual health, mental health, crime and violence. Alongside this we research and evaluate health, harm and pleasure in the night time economy.

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Talking Drugs

TalkingDrugs is an online space reflecting the global challenge posed by illicit drugs. It provides an opportunity to share stories and insights that will help us find better ways to control currently illegal narcotics and prevent them from causing excessive harm.

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TripSit

Their mission is to provide open discussion of harm reduction techniques and positive support. They promote the use of harm reduction tools such as test kits, and offer guidance and support with regards to harm reduction when using drugs.

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Zendo Project

Psychedelic First Aid for Festivals & Events
The Zendo Project provides a supportive environment and specialized care designed to transform difficult psychedelic experiences into valuable learning opportunities, and even potentially offer healing and growth.

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Drug Testing

EcstasyData

EcstasyData.org is an independent laboratory pill testing program run by Erowid Center with support from Isomer Design and Dancesafe. Its purpose is to collect, review, manage, and publish laboratory testing results from our lab and republished from other analysis projects worldwide.

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PillReports

Pillreports is a global database of “Ecstasy” pills based on both subjective user reports and scientific analysis.

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WEDINOS

Welsh Emerging Drugs and Identification of Novel Substances (WEDINOS) provides a robust mechanism for the collection and testing of unknown/unidentified or new psychoactive substances and combinations of substances, and the production and dissemination of pragmatic harm reduction advice.

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Psychedelic Media and Societies

 

VolteFace

A policy innovation hub that explores alternatives to current public policies relating to drugs.

 

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Psychedelic Press UK

Independent book publisher.

The Psychedelic Press Journal is a bi-monthly publication dedicated to the role of psychoactive substances in science, history, and literature. Contributors include many of the world’s leading experts and adventurers, and you’ll be as likely to find a paper on the latest research in psychedelic studies as you are comment on contemporary issues and short trip fiction.

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Psymposia, LLC

This is a group of collaborative social activism projects on psychedelics, plants, and policy, that includes live events productions, Psymposia Magazine, and the Palo Santo Project.

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Reset

A community for independent consciousness journalism.

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The Psychedelic Society

The Psychedelic Society advocates the careful use of psychedelics as a tool for awakening to the underlying unity and interconnectedness of all things.

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The Maudsley Psychedelic Society

Founded by UK psychiatrists in 2015 to inquire into the medical uses of psychedelics, and other legally sanctioned psychoactive substances.

 

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Czech Psychedelic Society

Česká psychedelická společnost (CZEPS) vznikla za účelem vytvoření prostoru k otevřené diskuzi o psychedelických látkách, jejich přínosech a rizicích. Chceme zprostředkovávat přístup k novým poznatkům a podporovat výzkum v této oblasti. Naší aktivitou bychom rádi navázali na odkaz ČR jako jednoho z center psychedelického výzkumu z 60. let minulého století.

 

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