Related Organisations

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Below are the links to useful resources relating to psychedelics and other psychoactive substances. Explore the links here to discover more:


Allies and Related Organisations



Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana.


Heffter Institute

The Heffter Research Institute promotes research of the highest scientific quality with the classic hallucinogens and related compounds (sometimes called psychedelics) in order to contribute to a greater understanding of the mind leading to the improvement of the human condition, and to alleviate suffering.

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Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people.

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The International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research & Service (ICEERS) is a charity dedicated to 1) the integration of ayahuasca, iboga and other traditional plants as therapeutic tools in modern society, and 2) the preservation of the indigenous cultures that have been using these plant species since antiquity on their habitat and botanical resources.


Limina Foundation

Limina Foundation supports the betwixt and between states of consciousness where transformation, change, and renewal takes place. This awakening alchemical transformation can occur in the individual, the community and in the culture at large.

River Styx Foundation

The River Styx Foundation attempts to lessen human suffering caused by fear and misguided social policy while advocating for greater compassion, healing, and transformation in such areas as criminal justice and end-of-life care.


Open Foundation

The OPEN Foundation (Stichting OPEN in Dutch) is an interdisciplinary organization which stimulates research into all aspects of the psychedelic experience. By organizing lectures, conferences and other informative meetings at universities, the goal of OPEN is to draw the attention of researchers towards this promising scientific subject.


Mind Medicine Australia

Mind Medicine Australia exists to help alleviate the suffering caused by mental illness in Australia through expanding the treatment options available to medical practitioners and their patients. They will establish safe and effective psychedelic-assisted treatments to cure a range of mental illnesses. They operate as a nexus between medical practitioners, academia, government, regulatory bodies, philanthropists, and other partners.


EmmaSofia is non-profit organization in Oslo, Norway working to protect the human right of people who use MDMA and psychedelics and to expand access to quality-controlled MDMA and psychedelics.


Beckley Psytech

Beckley Psytech was co-founded by the Beckley Foundation’s Director, Amanda Feilding, and her son, Cosmo Feilding-Mellen, in order to develop psychedelic compounds into licensed pharmaceutical medicines.

Alexander Shulgin Research Institute

The mission of the Alexander Shulgin Research Institute is to preserve and continue the work of seminal biochemist Sasha Shulgin, by performing basic biochemistry and neuroscience research; providing support services to toxicologists, emergency room doctors, attorneys, chemists, and other scientists and professionals; and conserving and disseminating 50 years of existing research.  

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The International Cannabinoid Research Society

The ICRS is a non-political, non-religious organization dedicated to scientific research in all fields of the cannabinoids, ranging from biochemical, chemical and physiological studies of the endogenous cannabinoid system to studies of the abuse potential of recreational Cannabis.


Psychedelic Seminars

Psychedelic Seminars is a live and online event series featuring leaders in the psychedelic scene. It explores the renaissance in research, connects to broader drug policy, and digs into difficult questions


George Sarlo Foundation

The Sarlo Foundation was started in 1992 by venture capitalist George Sarlo. It offers financial support for pioneers in mental health with a particular focus on addiction, early childhood trauma and education, and research with psilocybin, MDMA and other transformative medicines.


Parea is a non-profit, membership-led, multistakeholder and multidisciplinary partnership working towards the safe, modern, and ethically responsible integration of psychedelic-assisted therapies  into European mainstream health services.

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Erowid is a member-supported organization providing access to reliable, non-judgmental information about psychoactive plants, chemicals, and related issues. They work with academic, medical, and experiential experts to develop and publish new resources, as well as to improve and increase access to already existing resources. Erowid strives to ensure that these resources are maintained and preserved as a historical record for the future.


Global Drug Survey

Global Drug Survey (GDS) runs the worlds biggest drug survey. GDS is an independent research company based in London. They produce reports for global media, public health and corporate organisations. GDS use its data and expertise to create digital health applications delivering screening and brief interventions for drugs and alcohol.

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Founded in 2010 by Professor David Nutt following his removal from post as Chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, DrugScience is the only completely independent, science-led drugs charity, uniquely bringing together leading drugs experts from a wide range of specialisms to carry out groundbreaking original research into drug harms and effects.

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PsychonautWiki is a community-driven encyclopedia which is striving to formally catalog the field of psychonautics in a legitimate and comprehensive manner.



UK Government sponsored website designed to discourage drug use by fear-mongering masquerading as objective advice. Excellent for finding out a slew of little-known street names for drugs, but devoid of safety advice and pharmacological information.


Know Drugs

Know Drugs features full and frank video interviews with people about what drugs they choose to use (or not to use). The stories come from people with all kinds of experiences and perceptions of drugs – good, bad, ugly, beautiful and even indifferent.  They seek to understand what drives a person to use drugs, to continue using them or to stop using them. Know Drugs asks why people are drawn to different drugs and what they get out of them. They also interview experts in the field to share and understand from professional perspectives across a range of drug related subjects.


Drug Policy Resources


Global Commission on Drug Policy

The purpose of The Global Commission on Drug Policy is to bring to the international level an informed, science-based discussion about humane and effective ways to reduce the harm caused by drugs to people and societies.


Translational Institute

TNI envisions a world of peace, equity and democracy on a sustainable planet brought about and sustained by an informed and engaged citizenry.  


International Drug Policy Consortium

The International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) is a global network of 143 NGOs that focus on issues related to drug production, trafficking and use. IDPC promotes objective and open debate on the effectiveness, direction and content of drug policies at the national and international level, and supports evidence-based policies that are effective at reducing drug-related harm.

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The International Society for the Study of Drug Policy

ISSDP is a society of scholars committed to advancing drug policy research.


Drug Policy Alliance

The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the USA’s leading organization promoting drug policies that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights.



Release is the national centre of expertise on drugs and drugs law. The organisation, founded in 1967, is an independent and registered charity. Through their services the team provides free non-judgmental, specialist advice and information to the public and professionals on issues related to drug use and to drug laws.



Transform is a charitable think tank that campaigns for the legal regulation of drugs both in the UK and internationally.


Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)

LEAP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization made up of current and former members of the law enforcement and criminal justice communities who are speaking out about the failures of our existing drug policies.


Ayahuasca Defence Fund

Established at the World Ayahuasca Conference in Ibiza in 2014, the Expert Committee is made up of drug policy experts, lawyers, legal strategists and renowned academics and is responsible for the supervision and management of the Fund. The main goal of the Fund is making this unique body of expertise and resources available for all those in need.

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Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) is the only international network of students dedicated to ending the war on drugs.


Anyone’s Child

Anyone’s Child: Families for Safer Drug Control is an international network of families whose lives have been wrecked by current drug laws and who are now campaigning to change them.


The United Patients Alliance

The United Patients Alliance campaigns for a United Kingdom in which patients can legally access medical cannabis to treat their chronic conditions.


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DanceSafe is a 501(c)(3) public health organization promoting health and safety within the nightlife and electronic music community. Founded in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1998 by Emanuel Sferios, DanceSafe quickly grew into a national organization with chapters in cities across North America.



Drugs And Me is a social enterprise set up to provide accessible and comprehensive educational interventions, in order to help reduce the short and long term harms of drugs.

HIV/AIDS Alliance

The Alliance exists for one reason – to end AIDS through community action, an ambitious but realistic vision.

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PsyCare UK (formerly Kosmicare)

PsyCare is a charity (UK No. 1167203) who work to provide welfare services at festivals. They focus on support for people having difficult drug related experiences and work alongside traditional first aid organizations to relieve strain by providing specialised care.


NEPTUNE has been developed to improve clinical practice in the management of harms resulting from the use of club drugs and novel psychoactive substances. It is aimed at clinicians working in a range of frontline settings, including drug treatment and recovery services, emergency departments, sexual health services, primary care and mental health services.


Psychedelic.Support is creating a global network of therapists, counselors, holistic doctors, MDs, and integration consultants to offer services (online and in-person) for psychedelic/plant medicine integration, transformational preparation, psychological and physical health, and personal growth. is non-profit organization with a mission to educate and provide assistance to seniors struggling addiction as well as caregivers and family members with concerns. Its primary objective is to effectively halt the growing silent epidemic of senior addiction.


The High-way Code

Based on the experience of almost 80,000 people who took part in the Global Drug Survey 2014, the High-way Code is the first guide to safer drug use voted for by people who take drugs.


The Loop

Unclassified is a not-for-profit community interest company presenting The Loop that aims to promote health and minimise harms in nightclubs, bars and festivals. We provide information, outreach and interventions by trained and experienced staff about alcohol, drugs, sexual health, mental health, crime and violence. Alongside this we research and evaluate health, harm and pleasure in the night time economy.


Talking Drugs

TalkingDrugs is an online space reflecting the global challenge posed by illicit drugs. It provides an opportunity to share stories and insights that will help us find better ways to control currently illegal narcotics and prevent them from causing excessive harm.



Their mission is to provide open discussion of harm reduction techniques and positive support. They promote the use of harm reduction tools such as test kits, and offer guidance and support with regards to harm reduction when using drugs.


Zendo Project

Psychedelic First Aid for Festivals & Events The Zendo Project provides a supportive environment and specialized care designed to transform difficult psychedelic experiences into valuable learning opportunities, and even potentially offer healing and growth.


Drug Testing


EcstasyData is an independent laboratory pill testing program run by Erowid Center with support from Isomer Design and Dancesafe. Its purpose is to collect, review, manage, and publish laboratory testing results from our lab and republished from other analysis projects worldwide.



Pillreports is a global database of “Ecstasy” pills based on both subjective user reports and scientific analysis.



Welsh Emerging Drugs and Identification of Novel Substances (WEDINOS) provides a robust mechanism for the collection and testing of unknown/unidentified or new psychoactive substances and combinations of substances, and the production and dissemination of pragmatic harm reduction advice.


Psychedelic Media and Societies



A policy innovation hub that explores alternatives to current public policies relating to drugs.



Chacruna is an online publication at the intersection of plant medicine, cultural anthropology, and indigenous sociopolitics.

Psychedelic Press UK

The Psychedelic Press Journal is an independent book publisher and a bi-monthly publication dedicated to the role of psychoactive substances in science, history, and literature.

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Psymposia, LLC

This is a group of collaborative social activism projects on psychedelics, plants, and policy, that includes live events productions, Psymposia Magazine, and the Palo Santo Project.



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The Psychedelic Society

The Psychedelic Society advocates the careful use of psychedelics as a tool for awakening to the underlying unity and interconnectedness of all things.

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The Maudsley Psychedelic Society

Founded by UK psychiatrists in 2015 to inquire into the medical uses of psychedelics, and other legally sanctioned psychoactive substances.  


Czech Psychedelic Society

Česká psychedelická společnost (CZEPS) vznikla za účelem vytvoření prostoru k otevřené diskuzi o psychedelických látkách, jejich přínosech a rizicích. Chceme zprostředkovávat přístup k novým poznatkům a podporovat výzkum v této oblasti. Naší aktivitou bychom rádi navázali na odkaz ČR jako jednoho z center psychedelického výzkumu z 60. let minulého století.  



Kahpi is a learning hub dedicated to providing a holistic understanding of ayahuasca. It brings together ayahuasca experts from science and medicine, anthropology and ethnobotany, and shamanism and alternative healing networks. Kahpi aims to create bridges between indigenous and local knowledge and academic and global research and thinking.