New Legislation in 2023 Brings Hope for Access to Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

Noah Warren
October 5, 2023

Mental health conditions affect millions of people around the world, and traditional treatments often fall short in providing relief. However, new legislation in 2023 has opened the door for increased access to psychedelic-assisted therapy for treating mental health conditions.

In this blog post, we explore this groundbreaking legislation and what it means for individuals seeking alternative treatment options.

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Overview of the Legislation

The 2023 legislation, titled "Access to Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Act," aims to increase access to psychedelic-assisted therapy for treating mental health conditions such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and substance use disorders. The Act specifically includes psilocybin, MDMA, and ketamine-assisted therapy under the definition of "psychedelic-assisted therapy."

While these substances have been classified as Schedule I drugs in the United States with no currently accepted medical use, their potential therapeutic benefits have gained attention in recent years.

The new legislation requires that licensed medical professionals administer psychedelic-assisted therapy under specialized conditions and protocols, ensuring the highest level of safety and efficacy for those seeking relief.

Why Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Shows Promise

Research has shown that psychedelic-assisted therapy can be a safe and effective alternative treatment for mental health conditions. Recent studies have shown promising results for treating PTSD, depression, and anxiety with MDMA-assisted therapy.

Studies have also shown that psilocybin-assisted therapy can be effective in reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety. Additionally, ketamine has shown promise in treating treatment-resistant depression.

The potential benefits of psychedelic-assisted therapy include decreased symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD, improved self-esteem and mood, and increased emotional growth and insight.


The new legislation in 2023 is a significant step in providing access to alternative treatment options for individuals struggling with mental health conditions. While there is still much research to be done, the potential benefits of psychedelic-assisted therapy provide hope and promise to those seeking relief.

It is essential to approach this promising treatment option with caution and professionalism, and only under the guidance of licensed medical professionals trained in psychedelic-assisted therapy. With continued research and responsible implementation, psychedelic-assisted therapy may provide a valuable option for individuals seeking relief from mental health conditions.

Remember, seeking treatment is a personal choice, and it is important to find the right fit for your individual needs. Always prioritize your safety and wellbeing, and seek professional guidance when considering alternative treatment options. Contact Roots Mental Wellness today to know your next steps.

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Noah Warren
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