This is how Gülseren Ölcüm phrases the content of her episode in the ARD Mediathek: “Drugs as a cure for the soul? Gülseren Ölcüm meets activists who use psychedelics to expand their consciousness. And doctors who want to use them to treat the mentally ill. They are fighting for easier access. Some of them go further than the law allows.”
Pharmacologically based long-term therapies are often the treatment of choice for depression. Augmented psychotherapy, which uses mind-altering substances such as ketamine, is a new approach to helping depressed people. The altered states of consciousness induced in this way are then therapeutically integrated This treatment method, which is still relatively new in Germany, is the focus of Dr. med. Andrea Jungaberle and her colleagues in their clinic in Berlin Friedrichshain. Esanum visited the interdisciplinary team and informed us about the innovative procedure.
The esanum physician network has made a video report about the newly opened OVID Clinic Berlin. In it, Andrea Jungaberle, MD, Sergio Pérez and members of the team of therapists present the concept for psychedelic-augmented psychotherapy. Augmented means “amplified, expanded, intensified”.
“For anyone who wants to get a differentiated picture”.
Alcohol, coke, pills – the list of available drugs is long, and so is the list of addictions. “Being High” is a handbook that casts a nuanced picture on drugs of all kinds. “We have a very dysfunctional relationship with the people who use them,” author Henrik Jungaberle told Dlf.
Henrik Jungaberle in a Corso conversation with Ulrich Biermann
Drugs are the answer to what questions yet the same?
In a conversation with scientist and drug expert Henrik Jungaberle, Volker Wieprecht rethinks his plan to celebrate his 75th birthday with an opium intoxication. Why actually drugs and if so, for what purpose?
Wieprecht’s Wahrheiten is a podcast for everyone who wants to explore (with him) the deeper meaning of life.
The #drucscience2017-conference presented speakers from medicine, psychotherapy, neurosciences, pharmacology, public health and anthropology to discuss the state of the art in drug science.
Ecstasy derives from the Greek and means something like “being outside oneself” and “stepping out,” which means a temporary shifting of the personal coordinate system. This holds the chance of a new perspective, but also the danger of losing oneself. The general characteristics of altered states of waking consciousness include changes in self-, world-, and time-perception, especially emotionalization, intensification of visual and auditory experience, bodily perceptions, and intensified experience of meaning. As a rule, in such states the experience shifts away from the ego-like controlled, to the intoxicating being carried in a stream of fragmentary inner events. It is precisely this passive “being carried” that can have a seductive and “habituating” quality for unstable people.