The stigma surrounding psychedelic drugs

The word drugs makes most people think of the abuse and addictive types of drugs. Once you start researching what the different types of drugs do, you may find that the drugs that fall under psychedelics or entheogenics have historically been used as medicine or as a rite of passage. Currently, in the Netherlands we are not allowed to use the claim medicine for various psychedelics due to legislation, although the word drugs in English can refer to street drugs and medicines. However, a lot of medical research is being conducted into the therapeutic effects of psychedelics, with promising results. It is high time to break the stigma surrounding (psychedelic) drugs so that we can use them responsibly for people who can benefit from them. To break the global stigma we are part of Thank You Plant Medicine and I was recently interviewed by High Humans. read the confession below following the interview.

Confession -High Humans interview

The confession

I was already 28 when I tried truffles for the first time. I had no experience with drugs before, except for drinking alcohol. I've always been quite skeptical about drug use, I didn't really want anything to do with it. You are taught that by your environment and society. Drugs are quickly dismissed as something wrong. 

For me, truffles were mainly a healthier alternative to drinking alcohol. I was fanatically concerned with my health and exercise during the week, but drank a lot of alcohol during the weekend. This didn't rhyme. The naturalness of the truffles really appealed to me. It was a way for me not to drink alcohol, but to do something with my thinking. It created a change in my consciousness. I used to be very focused on making a lot of money, while I didn't get any satisfaction from my work. After I was involved in a serious car accident, my life changed completely. I decided to change everything and look for my happiness. I found that happiness in guiding people and psychedelics. 

I eventually started my own business called Trip Therapy. I conducted research into the different substances in the human brain and combined this with the possibilities of psychedelics. Trip therapy is mainly visited by people with depressive complaints. They look for healing. I believe psychedelics can provide this healing. 

Of course, in the beginning I faced a lot of prejudice when I talked about my work. My parents initially had great doubts about what I was doing, but now they even enjoy reading the reviews. The unknown creates fear and misunderstanding, but eventually everyone will get used to the idea of psychedelics once they know more about them.

Source: High Humans