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Psychedelic couples therapy is a form of therapy that uses psychedelics to help couples navigate relationship issues. It has been around since the 1970s, with pioneering researchers Ann and Sasha Shulgin discovering that MDMA was an excellent tool for encouraging communication and navigating relationship issues.

In the 1980s, Rick Ingrasci treated about 100 patients with MDMA in approximately 150 sessions, one-third of which were with couples. After MDMA was banned in the US in 1985, psychedelic couples therapy tapered off, although some practitioners continued underground. In recent years, psychedelic couples therapy has seen a resurgence, with practitioners using psychedelics such as psilocybin to help couples reset their relationship patterns.

You can check out this article on Leafly about the concept. In short, it’s a fascinating move to bring couples together in a real way using medicines that have long been relegated to party drugs.

By Kenny Hofmann

Kenny is a staff writer and avid psychedelics explorer.

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