New survey on psychedelic usage from Maastricht University:
Research study description: The aim of the present study is to investigate, by means of an online questionnaire study, what the motives are for people to use psychedelics, and to examine whether users self-medicate with psychedelics. The only conditions of individuals who take the survey are that they have previously taken a psychedelic at least once. Questions are then related to individual’s drug use history, family history of mental disorders, physical and mental well-being, and personality. Individuals also have room at the end of the questionnaire to add additional comments about their psychedelic experiences, and, if they did self-medicate with psychedelics, to elaborate on the efficacy of the drugs in treating the intended disorder. The survey is completely anonymous and confidential, and is ethically reviewed and approved by the Ethical Committee of Psychology and Neuroscience (ERCPN), Maastricht University.
Global Ayahuasca Project:
The Global Ayahuasca Project is a multidisciplinary research project being undertaken by researchers at the University of Melbourne, Australia, State University of Campinas, and Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil.
The project aims to increase understanding of the drinking of ayahuasca in different contexts around the globe. It will explore motivations and contexts of drinking, reported effects on health and well-being, and any potential risks.
A range of research tools will be used to collect information, commencing with the first Global survey of ayahuasca drinking.
If you have drunk ayahuasca please join the project – share your experiences in the first Global survey of ayahuasca drinking and help build understanding of the effects of this sacramental tea on the lives of those who consume it.
Click the button below to find out more and start the survey. The survey is available now in English with Portuguese and Spanish versions to follow.