The award-winning documentary Dosed is coming to Amsterdam on February 29. The fierce story of the documentary is about a suicidal, addicted woman who turns to her last resort: psychedelic drugs. Will these alternative medications help her overcome her severe opioid addiction, depression, and anxiety?
After the film there will be room for a Q&A and panel discussion about the use of psychedelics such as magic mushrooms, mental health and addiction, among other things.
Psychedelics against psychological problems
The main character in the documentary is a woman dealing with a debilitating addiction. After all the prescribed medicines do not have the desired effect, she takes refuge in psychedelic drugs such as magic mushrooms and iboga. Iboga is hardly used in Europe. It is a shrub native to West and Central Africa. The roots contain a special substance: ibogaine. In the middle of the last century it was discovered that this substance has a special effect on people who are addicted to opiates. Not only the desire for the drug decreased, but also the withdrawal symptoms.
Where and when?
When: Saturday February 29 - doors open 15.30:16 pm, film starts at 00:XNUMX pm
True: Euroscope Amsterdam North - Beukslotermeerplein 2003 - 1025 XL
View the trailer here:
Drugs as a medicine
Experiments have been going on for some time with the psychoactive substance psilocybin against depression and anxiety. As opposed to regular medicines. Of course, this is not without risk, but microdosing with psychoactive substances can have a positive effect on people with persistent addictions. Several universities – including UMC Groningen and UMC Utrecht – have started experimental and controlled use of magic mushrooms to treat patients with depressive symptoms.
People with depressive symptoms soon end up with a psychologist for a long series of conversations. A form of psychotherapy that is often supported with antidepressants. The effects and side effects of antidepressants vary from person to person and are difficult to predict. That is why the UMCG and UMC started some time ago with a trial for an alternative treatment with psilocybin, the active ingredient in truffles and various mushrooms. Patients undergo controlled treatment with the aim of breaking through negative thoughts and reducing the 'down' feeling. Read more here.
You can find Magic Mushrooms, truffles and other psychedelics in various smart shops including at Tatanka, dr. Smart, The Head Shop en dream valley. Always ask for good advice from the specialist in the store.