Great power lies in psychedelics. They have the ability to help us transform not just our traumas and negative beliefs, but our sense of identity. After just one or two sessions with a given medicine, we may walk away as a completely new person, filled with love and grace where before there was only anger and despair.
But with great power comes great responsibility. If you’re a first-timer, journeying with the guidance of a trained practitioner is a smart move because it ensures a safe container for you to fully explore your consciousness. The question is: since psychedelics remain illegal in every state except Oregon, how does a resident of the Diamond State find a practitioner?
The key lies in the word therapy. Most news coverage is on clinical trails for psychedelic-assisted therapy, where people take psychedelics in the presence of a licensed therapist. While you can try to sign up for a trial, psychedelic-assisted therapy won’t be available to the public for some time. Therapists must follow the rules of their state governments to keep their licenses, so as of right now, they can’t help guide people through psychedelic journeys.
This is why Psychedelic Passage exists. We are not therapists—which allows us to do this work without facing the same legal consequences—but we are a group of trained healers who have dedicated our lives to guiding others through their psychedelic experiences.
In this article, we’ll be describing the legal landscape of psychedelics in Delaware and how you can have a safe, supported experience in your home city.
Benefits of Having a Therapeutic Psychedelic Experience
Psychedelics can benefit all areas of our lives. In the mental health category, MDMA is set to be a legal treatment for PTSD by as early as 2023. MDMA is the primacy compound in the “love drug,” ecstasy. When used in conjunction with psychotherapy, it has proven over and over again to help people process their traumas with love and self-compassion.
Psilocybin is on a similarly optimistic route to legality for its ability to help those with depression. Psilocybin is the core compound of “magic” mushrooms, and in just one two sessions with the medicine, people break out of their mental prison of rumination and despair. Like LSD and ayahuasca, psilocybin turns off the neural network responsible for the sense of self, which allows people to rediscover themselves without the filter of negative stories and beliefs about themselves.
Regardless of your religious beliefs, psychedelics can also produce mystical experiences that at the very least, awaken people to a deeper state of mystery and magic to the world. People who have an experience of oneness, where all separation dissolves and you become one with the universe, are more likely to be happier than those who do not. Generally, more studies are picking up on the fact that it is often the spiritual component of a psychedelic experience that leads to greater wellbeing.
Lastly, psychedelics can also be used for optimizing work performance. Through microdosing, or taking small amounts of a psychedelic substance several times a week, you can enhance your creativity, increase your focus, and achieve higher states of presence.
The Current Legislation on Psychedelics in Delaware
As of right now, there have not been any significant psychedelic reform efforts conducted in the Diamond State.
Like many other states, Delaware is currently still focused on legalizing cannabis. While cannabis has been decriminalized in small amounts, several bills are pushing for full scale legalization of recreational use.
In states with no active psychedelic reform, it’s important to remember that legal changes are often a consequence of grassroots movement. Delaware has a Psychedelic Society, and there are dozens of local psychedelic groups scattered throughout the state. The more people talk about and educate themselves on the benefits of psychedelics, the more possible it is to get a bill on the table.
Your Legal Options for Therapeutic Psychedelic Experiences in Delaware
In Delaware, you have two options for a therapeutic psychedelic experience: ketamine clinics and guided psychedelic journeys.
It’s important to note that if you do decide to pursue a guided psychedelic journey, you are responsible for sourcing your own medicine. If you have questions or concerns about this process, check out our resources page for more information.
1. Ketamine Clinics
Ketamine is not considered to be a conventional psychedelic like psilocybin mushrooms or LSD, but it’s categorized as such for its ability to facilitate rapid healing—most notably for depression—and radically shift your sense of self. It’s also legal for medical purposes, which makes it the only psychedelic substance available for psychedelic-assisted therapy.
However, therapy in conjunction with ketamine looks very different than therapy in conjunction with psilocybin or MDMA. The latter involves sessions that are typically six to eight hours long, which means a lot of care has to be put into every session.
Ketamine sessions at most clinics, however, are typically one hour long. While the length of a session isn’t a direct indicator of the quality of care, a therapist who can facilitate six ketamine sessions in a day is going to have a different relationship to the medicine than someone who can only do one session a day. For this reason, if you choose to pursue ketamine therapy, be sure to vet clinics for a support team that works for you.
You can check out our article on how to find a ketamine clinic near you for added help. If you’re struggling to find the right support, seek out a psychedelic integration specialist or a therapist of your own who has knowledge of psychedelics. Although they are not mental health professionals, you can also reach out to the Fireside Project Peer Support hotline.
2. Guided Psychedelic Journeys with Psychedelic Passage
No matter where you are in the great state of Delaware, if we can physically get to you, we will sit for you. Typically, our programs are five weeks long. Although the transformation within a session can be rapid, psychedelic healing is actually very slow business. In order to ease you into the experience and ease you out of it, our program includes two virtual preparation experiences, the in-person ceremony, and two virtual integration sessions.
We also offer microdosing coaching if you feel like you’re not quite ready for a full dose ceremony. We’ll guide you through a protocol, dosage, and best practices to integrate your experiences.
We want you to journey with whatever medicine feels most aligned to you, so all of our facilitators are trained with a variety of psychedelics, including mescaline, DMT, and LSD. Psilocybin mushrooms tend to be the most popular choice because they are the easiest to access and the hardest to fake. Although not as common, we also sit for cannabis journeys as well.
We Provide Guided Psychedelic Journeys in Every Major Delaware City
- Pike Creek Valley
- Wilmington Manor
- North Star
Ready to Take the Next Step in Your Healing Journey?
You are so magical. Truly. The world may have done its share of convincing you otherwise, but the truth is, at your core, you are loving, compassionate, and completely, utterly whole.
Psychedelics do many things, but their primary function is simple: they remind us of who we really are. If you’re ready to use these tools to remember, to strive valiantly through the muck of trauma and negative beliefs to your greatest self, book a consultation call with us. We’d be honored to hear from you