Psychedelic drug therapy now offered at Calgary clinic, the first of its kind in Alberta
The ATMA Urban Journey Clinic in Calgary began psilocybin treatment for a terminal cancer patient, making it the first clinic in Alberta to use psychedelic therapy. Clinic CEO David Harder explains that psilocybin treatment brings out suppressed emotions, allowing patients and therapists to work through them together, whereas typical medications numb down the emotions. The cancer patient claims that he “couldn’t be more at peace” during the treatment, giving hope that psilocybin-assisted therapy will continue to gain traction. The clinic will become a training center for mental health professionals across the country.