Originally appearing here. Heroin and smoking addiction.The huge challenges of treating PTSD. The moral and spiritual impacts of psychedelics on humans and society. These are some of the topics addressed by nearly 2000 participants, including over 100 of the world’s leading researchers from 13 countries, at Psychedelic Science 2013. Guest today is Brad Burge, communications director for the organizers, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. Is it time for awakening instead of fear? Brad Burge of MAPS is interviewed on the Burt Cohen Show about the success of Psychedelic Science 2013, describing what happened when almost 2,000 attendees gathered together to learn about psychedelic research from over 100 speakers. Burge explains the process of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy research in detail while also covering other successful psychedelic research currently taking place around the world.