ICEERS: Towards Better Ayahuasca Practices – A Guide for Organizers and Participants

The International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research, and Service (ICEERS) recently authored the educational guide “Towards Better Ayahuasca Practices: A Guide for Organizers and Participants,” a compilation of basic ethical and security standards for the use of ayahuasca in non-Amazonian contexts, featuring an overview of legality as well as perspective on individual and collective responsibility. While the recommendation that pregnant women should not drink ayahuasca is seen as controversial within some traditions and communities, this resource is significant because it is the first-ever informative guide about ayahuasca consumption published by a health department.