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According to the CDC, drug overdose deaths rose 29% in 2020


Monday, May 31, 2021


Dear Decriminalize Nature Community,

Here is this week’s informational communication about plant medicine. This week we focus on addiction. Please look for these emails each Monday.


Who we are

Decriminalize Nature Grand Rapids is an educational and advocacy campaign with a goal to improve Grand Rapids resident health, including healing from depression, end-of-life anxiety/suffering, and addiction. We do not endorse or encourage any illegal behavior.

Website: DecrimNature.org

Email: DecrimNatureGR@gmail.com


Did you know:

Natural plants and mushrooms have been found to treat addiction at a much higher rate than all current modalities. There is a large amount of research and personal experience showing how helpful plant medicines can be for addiction.


Executive Summary:

  • Iboga is showing a lot of promise for treatment-resistant opiate and methamphetamine addictions.

  • 80% of psilocybin-treated participants abstained from smoking six months after their first dose. 2.5 years later, it was revealed that 60% of the participants were still non-smokers.

  • Patients treated with psilocybin and motivational therapy for alcohol dependence showed a significant decrease in drinking behaviors for up to 9 months.


Supportive Articles:

Psilocybin-assisted treatment for alcohol dependence: A proof-of-concept study - Michael P Bogenschutz, Alyssa A Forcehimes, Jessica A Pommy, Claire E Wilcox, PCR Barbosa, Rick J Strassman, 2015


Psychedelics as medicines for substance abuse rehabilitation: evaluating treatments with LSD, Peyote, Ibogaine and Ayahuasca


The story of Rory: Overcoming addiction with the help of plant-based medicine


Take Action

It is time to be on the right side of history and help offer alternative support for those suffering from substance dependence… please ask your City Commissioner to vote to decriminalize entheogenic plants and fungi.










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