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Our editorial standards

We’re at a pivotal point in psychedelics. As research and mainstream adoption continues to evolve, we anticipate the growth of new treatments and ongoing conversations about mental, physical, and spiritual health.

With these advancements comes the need for rigorously researched, fact-checked, and science-backed content that explores the realities of psychedelics: the highs, the lows, and the in-betweens. To that end, we maintain the following standards:

  • We publish well-sourced, quality material that has been reviewed by experts in their fields. Our work is original and unbiased, created by people who have over a decade of experience writing for medical, scientific, and medical, scientific, and everyday readers.
  • We do not believe that psychedelics are a magic bullet. We are well aware that psychedelics aren’t for every individual, every situation, every time. In some instances, psychedelics may not be helpful and could come with the potential to harm if used incorrectly.
  • We are aware that things can go wrong, and you should be aware of the risks. Psychedelics can be tools for mental health and personal growth, among other uses. And like any tool, they demand careful analysis, honest questions, and earnest discussions about benefits and risks. Unbiased information is key to making informed decisions for yourself.
  • We do not encourage the use of psychedelics. Instead, we present information for those who are seeking knowledge about the various psychedelic modalities and practices. We’ll tell you what’s in the research, and what real people have experienced and reported. We’ll let you know when more research is needed on a particular topic, and when the current science is developing or comes up short. We’ll point out when certain applications are based in scientific research and tradition, so that you can make the best decisions for yourself.

As an informational media company, it’s our responsibility to present the facts and uphold the highest standards of editorial integrity. We believe in “measure twice, cut once.” Said another way: We endeavor to uphold rigorous editorial standards in everything we do and say.