Psychedelic research: CTRIN

We are committed to the advancement and liberation through knowledge and education.

We deeply believe in the potential that science and research hold to not only progress our understanding of the world and ourselves but to shape our consciousness and destiny. We oppose all systems of information control and mental coercion.

Modern science has revealed that of the materials available to obtain or synthesize from the natural world, serotonergic hallucinogens (also known as psychedelics) have perhaps the most to offer in terms of expanding consciousness and promoting free thought.

In a world increasingly marked by societal strife and new forms of political control, we believe it is more important than ever before to rely on the insights and tools provided to us by science to guide our decision-making and inform our values, of which psychedelics are a vital part.

We believe the discourse around psychedelics is a vital node in the broader discussion about how to create a more fair, just, and progressive society. What plagues the current discourse is highly biased — or a complete lack of — scientific research and evidence.

Since their initial emergence in the politically turbulent 1960s, research into psychedelics has been systematically suppressed and dismissed by the political establishment. It is only in the past decade, that research has resumed, and already the results have shown themselves to be highly promising in treating some of the most pervasive ailments of our post-industrial society (i.e. depression, anxiety, loneliness, addiction).

Despite this, research in this area is still generally underfunded, and the bulk of it is carried out by a handful of highly dedicated individuals and laboratories. One of these is the Consortium for Translational Research in Neuropsychopharmacology (CTRIN) of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). CTRIN is one of the significant contributors to the field of neuropsychopharmacology and is one of the only labs in the world that is explicitly focused on researching novel psychedelic compounds.

The implications are enormous not only in terms of developing future therapeutic compounds but also for advancing our understanding of the underlying mechanisms by which psychedelics alter consciousness.

We believe this mission to research psychedelics is critical and deserves much more attention and resources than it currently receives.

To this end, we are creating a fundraising drive to raise money for CTRIN’s psychedelic research arm. All funds raised will go directly to conducting more experiments with novel psychedelics (e.g. DiPT, 1P-LSD, 2C-TFM, 4-AcO-DMT, etc.). With your help, we can supercharge output in this area and advance the field rapidly.

If you’d like to donate, please visit this link: blahblahblah.com.

We are happy to answer your questions at team@psy.is.

With gratitude,
× Chris Choi, PsychonautWiki (chris@psy.is)
× Kenan Sulayman, PsychonautWiki (kenan@psy.is)

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