Are Drugs a Doorway to the Divine?

Some of the world’s most prominent spiritual voices have been open about the influence of perception-altering drugs on their work. But are these drugs necessary to tap into spiritual experiences — and more importantly, are “trips” enabled by the use of hallucinogens worth the risk they present of falling?

therapist practicing combined psychotherapeutic approaches with client

Cocaine Use Plummets With Combined Psychotherapeutic Approaches

Combining cognitive behavioral therapy and prize-based contingency management produces substantial benefits for cocaine program participants, a study finds. Cocaine addiction is a fairly common form of substance addiction that unfortunately does not respond consistently to any type of medication-based treatment. For this reason, cocaine-centered treatment programs typically rely on at least one form of psychotherapy…