As psychedelics pick up more steam in mainstream media, interest in their healing potential has increased drastically. Mental health in general has become a popular topic, especially amongst young people who are learning to navigate a world which is increasingly more tech-oriented and ridden with disasters like the climate crisis, COVID, and various wars.
For some people, psychedelics offer us a chance to reconnect with the earth, redefine our purpose, and shift paradigms. In this modern day, people are looking back to the wisdoms of ancient and indigenous peoples who seemingly knew how to live in congruence with their environment—and coincidentally often employed psychedelics to heal the sick and inform their cultures. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of psychedelics and what options you have in your area, you have come to the right place.
The term “psychedelic assisted therapy” technically implies the use of psychedelics overseen by a licensed psychotherapist within the context of a clinical setting, and given that it is illegal in most states to use psychedelics, providing psychedelic assisted therapy could cost someone their licenses. However, it is still possible to have a therapeutic experience on psychedelics with an experienced facilitator near you. If you are curious about the general therapeutic benefits of psychedelics, click here for more information.
In spite of the fact that Oregon is the only state in which psilocybin is legal for use in mental health treatment, many states are currently exploring changing legislation around psychedelic substances, with proposals of decreasing penalties for low-level possession as well as increasing clinical studies of these substances as potential treatment options for mental health disorders. On the bright side, you do have options in Oklahoma for having a therapeutic psychedelic experience, and we will discuss those options along with the latest changes in psychedelic drug reform in your state.
The Therapeutic Benefits of a Psychedelic Experience
Modern-day clinical research indicates that psychedelics, including psilocybin or magic mushrooms, are powerful and effective tools in treating mental disorders, mood disorders, and mental illnesses like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, and even addiction. While research is still being conducted to fully understand how these substances operate within the human mind, scientific communities all over the US are beginning to expand and explore mind-altering substances as potential therapeutic tools, especially given that conventional treatment methods are often ineffective for the ever-growing list of complex psychological disorders.
As long as psychedelics have been used, people have reported that they help shake up negative thought patterns, alleviate feelings of anxiety and helplessness, reinvigorate meaning and purpose in one’s life, expand one’s awareness beyond average perception, and more. It is no wonder that scientific communities across the states are beginning to reconsider the usage of these mind-altering substances given the rich history indicating their healing potential.
The Current Legislation of Psychedelics in Oklahoma
At the beginning of 2022, Oklahoma representative, Daniel Pae, succeeded in getting a bill passed in the Oklahoma House of Representatives that would allow for legal clinical research to be done with psilocybin, the psychoactive compound in magic mushrooms. The bill also proposed to decrease the penalty of possession of one and a half ounces or less of psilocybin to a fine of $400.
The representatives sponsoring this bill have expressed that they were inspired by the recent promising studies which show that psychedelics can benefit those with illnesses like PTSD and depression who otherwise have not seen improvement with more traditional treatment methods. Their specific focus is decreasing the suicide rates of Oklahoma veterans.
While this bill is not intended to promote or allow recreational use of psychedelics, it is a huge step toward decreasing stigma in the state and potentially normalizing psilocybin as a therapeutic treatment. The bill is now awaiting a signature from the state governor before it becomes active. In the meantime, psilocybin along with other psychedelic substances still have strict penalties for possession in the state of Oklahoma.
How to Find Legal Psychedelic Experiences in Oklahoma in 2022
1. Ketamine Clinics
Ketamine may be a good option for those seeking a psychedelic therapy in a clinical setting, because ketamine is legal for registered clinical practitioners. These treatments take place in “ketamine clinics,” which may or may not be available to you in your area. There are a few things to consider about going with a ketamine treatment option. Ketamine differs from traditional psychedelics in its overall use and experience. It is primarily used for treating depression, and ketamine clinics may or may not offer a holistic, well-rounded environment for your mind-altering experience. Check out the guide we’ve written for tips on how to find a reputable ketamine clinic in your area.
2. Guided Psychedelic Journeys
When using psychedelic substances as therapeutic tools, it is important to have access to a safe setting in which you are supported. Throughout history and amongst many indigenous cultures, guides or shamans were present during the usage of psychedelics. This provided the user with an experienced middle-person, who could both stay grounded in “normal” reality and understand the experiences and messages relayed by the substance.
Today, the presence of a trip-sitter or guide is equally valuable, and can be the difference between a transformative trip and a disorienting or terrifying one. Aside from the ceremony itself are the preparation prior to and integration after your trip. Having a truly therapeutic experience often takes more than simply ingesting a substance, but rather requires being able to set a clear intention for the trip as well as understand and process what you experienced.
At Psychedelic Passage, we provide professional facilitators who are experienced in harm reduction and navigating the inner world of psychedelic use. While we are not licensed mental health professionals, we are trained and experienced guides. Do note that we do not provide any psychedelic substances, but do provide preparation, harm reduction and integration services during your psychedelic experience. While the majority of our clients choose to work with psilocybin, we can sit for other psychedelic medicines as well.
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Here at Psychedelic Passage, we offer specialized professionals and resources to guide you in the next steps of your therapeutic journey. If you have been searching for the right opportunity to discover the benefits of psychedelics in a safe way, we have local facilitators ready to assist your ceremonial experience in the comfort of your own home. Book a consult to learn more!