Volunteer Book Review
included are the outcomes of nearly a dozen clinical research trials.
This book is an academic tour de force, that analyzes the evidence which has been collected through the resurgence of psychedelic medicines in scientific studies since 1995. While often and unfortunately under-reported in the mainstream news channels, the editors of this book survey the legal, above-ground research ongoing at prestigious universities across the country. Included are the outcomes of nearly a dozen clinical research trials. Included are topics such as "addiction and despair of the soul", "ten lessons of psychedelic therapy", and "new perspectives on the understanding and treatment of emotional disorders".
This book shines as a tool for the university student, medical professional, psychiatrist, and psychologist. Additionally, social service workers who are confronted with challenges in interpreting the use of psychedelics by their clients may find evidence leading them to deepen their understanding of the reason these tools are used recreationally. Often, in an effort to self-initiate the healing process that is often uncorrected by common for-profit pharmaceuticals, especially for low-income populations with access to limited health care choices and in particular, high quality psychological services.