Texas Trip: The future of psychedelic therapy was a hot topic at SXSW 2023

Psychedelics are being used to treat PTSD and substance abuse, even in conservative Texas.

By Michael Karlis

Although the topics at Austin's annual SXSW festival tend to skew toward tech and pop culture, this year's was awash in discussions on the future of psychedelic therapy. At least 20 separate keynote speaker sessions addressed the topic, ranging from "Open Minds: Innovations in Consciousness, Psychedelics & Mental Health" to "Psychedelic Tech: Consciousness in the Modern Age."

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