Psychedelics have been known to humankind since the dawn of time. Nowadays, some native cultures continue to use them in rites of passage and healing ceremonies. In our opinion, scientific research on psychedelics was significantly limited in the second half of the 20th century due to political reasons.
Currently, we are faced with multiple challenges in the area of mental health. The current research results suggest that psychedelics may be a breakthrough treatment in multiple mental disorders, including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and support palliative care. Importantly, they may play a role in treating addictions to alcohol or cigarettes .
Contemporary scientific research shows their therapeutic potential and that when psychedelics are used responsibly they are safe, non-addictive and may have a positive impact on human life or even provide life-saving benefits.
Unfortunately, in Poland, the subject of psychedelics is still surrounded by numerous myths and subject to prejudice, while the law in force makes both the research into and application of such substances impossible. Moreover, the very fact of possession of psychedelic substances may entail a prison sentence.