Thank you for your interest in our study !
If you are a mother or a father and have had a significant experience with a psychedelic (e.g. LSD, psilocybin, mescaline, ayahuasca) or entactogen (e.g. MDMA / ecstasy, MDA, 6-APB, 5-APB) during a transition to parenthood (from pregnancy to 6 months post-partum for fathers, and from birth to 6 months post-partum for mothers), you can take part in our survey.
If so, please read the information below.
About the survey :
This is a survey about the effects of a significant psychedelic or entactogenic experience during a transition to parenthood. It is run by Baptiste Fauvel (University of Paris; firstname.lastname@example.org) and the Beckley foundation. The data you provide would be very valuable to us, as it could help identify the areas of application of psychedelic therapies and how they work.
Eligibility criteria :
To participate, you must be aged of at least 18 years old, have sufficient skills in the understanding of English, and have had a significant psychedelic or entactogenic experience in the past, during a transition to parenthood (from pregnancy to 6 months post-partum for fathers, and from birth to 6 months post-partum for mothers).
Description of the survey :
The survey consists in a first questionnaire with questions asking for demographic and psychological health information. A second questionnaire relates to the significant psychedelic or entactogenic experience you have had during a transition to parenthood. A third questionnaire refers to your psychological functioning. Finally, a fourth questionnaire evaluates your parenting adjustments and attitudes.
The entire survey should take about 40 to 60 minutes to complete. You can save your answers and resume later by clicking this option on the top of the screen. By doing so you will be required to provide an email address and a password. A link will be emailed to you in order to reload your answers (please, make sure to provide a valid email address).
Some questionnaires need to be completed twice (i.e. one time for the time period preceding your psychedelic experience and one more time for the time period following your psychedelic experience), so please be careful.
It may sometimes be difficult to give precise answers to questions about events that occurred in the past, please try to be as accurate and honest as possible.
Questions you must answer to pursue the questionnaire are indicated with a red Asterix, otherwise you can skip the question if you are not comfortable with.
We won't collect your IP address or identifying information. All the collected data are anonymous and securely stored. You can stop the questionnaires or withdraw from this study at any time without any justification. You also have the right to object at any time, and request for your data to be deleted by contacting the corresponding researcher of this study.
You can also ask for the global results of the study.
Additional information :
Parents undertaking a drug experience should always make sure that someone sober can take care of their children.
A psychedelic experience can sometimes be followed by adverse reactions. Below are some advices taken from the International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research and Service (ICEERS) in case you were facing with difficult reactions following a psychedelic experience.
- Seek support from someone you trust who can provide a safe space, and with whom you can share what is going on.
- Keep a balanced schedule : get enough rest, sleep, and make sure you’re well nourished with food and water
- Move your body to help decrease anxiety
- Take care of yourself and practice pleasant activities (walks in nature, massages, baths, write, draw).
And below are some organizations which offer appropriate and free help online :
However, if you feel that you are in the need for urgent help, please, contact your local emergency services or go to your doctor as soon as possible.
You will notice that some questions relate to your psychological state. If you feel that you are currently in a state of psychological distress you can reach these free resources online :
Finally, feel free to contact the corresponding researcher of this study : email@example.com