Hallucinogens and Shamanism: A Brief Article Baraboo WI

The use of psychoactive drugs was studied in the 1960s by Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert who looked at LSD and psilocybin who studied shamanic teachings and practices around the globe. These shamanic traditions involve non-ordinary states of consciousness induced by a variety of methods including ingesting hallucinogenic plants, but also drumming, fasting, wilderness vision questing, use of sweat lodges and others.

Sauk County Dept of Human Services
(608) 355-4200
505 Broadway Street
Baraboo, WI
Hotline
(800) 533-5692
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

Data Provided by:
Pauquette Center for
(608) 742-5518
2901 Hunters Trail
Portage, WI
Hotline
(608) 742-5344
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

Data Provided by:
Clark County Community Services
(715) 743-5204
517 Court Street
Neillsville, WI
Hotline
(800) 863-3560
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Data Provided by:
Pathways Counseling Center
(262) 641-9790
13105 West Bluemound Road
Brookfield, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient

Data Provided by:
Madison Health Services
(608) 242-0220
3113 East Washington Avenue
Madison, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men

Data Provided by:
Saint Clare Center
(608) 356-1533
1510 Jefferson Street
Baraboo, WI
Hotline
(800) 433-2688
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men

Data Provided by:
Pathway Clinic
(608) 643-3663
560 4th Street
Prairie Du Sac, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Data Provided by:
Harambee Ombudsman Project Inc
(414) 442-6334
3614 North 39th Street
Milwaukee, WI
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Men

Data Provided by:
Psychiatric Associates
(920) 885-2780
200 Front Street
Beaver Dam, WI
Hotline
(920) 885-2780
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

Data Provided by:
Wood County Unified Services
(715) 421-8840
2611 12th Street South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Hotline
(715) 421-2345
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Hallucinogens and Shamanism: A Brief Article

In the western area, many drugs are highly refined and attempted excessively or habitually, in ways that are addictive and harmful. However, in traditional societies powerful mind-active plants are consumed ritually for therapeutic purposes or for transcending normal, everyday reality. In this article I will look in detail at the ritual use of mind-active drugs for therapeutic mind-expansion as part of shamanic traditions in comparison to the modern abuse of pharmaceutical drugs as part of drug addictions and dependencies.

The use of psychoactive drugs was studied in the 1960s by Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert who looked at LSD and psilocybin who studied shamanic teachings and practices around the globe. These shamanic traditions involve non-ordinary states of consciousness induced by a variety of methods including ingesting hallucinogenic plants, but also drumming, fasting, wilderness vision questing, use of sweat lodges and others.

Metzner notes that indigenous people have a profound knowledge of plants and herbs and their effects on the body and mind and are well able to distinguish harmful from beneficial medicines. For this reason the vision-inducing plants that have a tradition of shamanic usage are much more likely to be safe, in contrast to newly discovered and synthesized drugs, the use of which may often involve unknown long-term risks.

Western psychotherapy and indigenous shamanism use similar psychoactive substances for healing and obtaining knowledge (call...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Sober Recovery

Featured Facilities

We`re with you from START to RECOVERY!
Call our 24/7 referral helpline
1-866-482-8289