From the Bulletin of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies
MAPS - Volume 8 Number 4 Winter 1998

This issue includes the 1997-98 MAPS Annual Report. If you would like to order a copy, please contact or call us at 941-924-6277. The Spring 1999 issue will be out in March, and will feature A Forty Year Qualitative Follow-Up Investigation of Subjects in Dr. Janiger's Pioneering LSD Research.

Please check out the previous issue and our News section.

In This Issue:

Letter from the President
Rick Doblin
One of the special pleasures of directing MAPS is meeting members and learning about what motivates them to participate in our shared adventures.

Progress Report Winter 1999: Follow-up study of Bastiaans' LSD Therapy
Nicole Maalsté
A financial contribution from MAPS has opened the opportunity to conduct a preliminary study among clients who participated in LSD-assisted therapy with the Dutch psychiatrist Jan Bastiaans (see MAPS Bulletin, VIII (1), p.21; 1998).

MAPS Winter 1999: Ketamine and MDMA Research Updates
So far, Dr. Evgeny Krupitsky's research team has treated 68 heroin addicts as part of a three-year study of ketamine psychotherapy (KPT).

Psychoactivity Conference Report
Carla Higdon
The conference began on Thursday October 4 with an introduction from the organizers: Claudia Müller-Ebeling, Arno Adelaars, and Hans van den Hurk (founder of Amsterdam smart shop "Conscious Dreams").

MAPS Annual Report: Fiscal Year 1997-98
Rick Doblin
Fiscal Year June 1, 1997 -- May 31, 1998 (FY 97-98) was a strong year for MAPS with a combination of important accomplishments and, not unexpectedly, some difficult struggles and set-backs. Financially, MAPS' budget grew 15% from FY 96-97, permitting it to support a wide variety of projects.

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