Russell Hausfeld

Russell Hausfeld

Russell is a staff reporter for Psymposia, and journalist and illustrator living in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Religious Studies from the University of Cincinnati. His fascinations lie in the nuances of human consciousness, the ways that drugs influence culture, and the right to bodily freedom.

MDMA Expanded Access is almost here. What’s it all about?

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) submitted their MDMA PTSD expanded access protocol to the FDA on January 14, 2019.

Will MDMA-assisted psychotherapy be covered by health insurance?

Until MDMA-assisted psychotherapy is proven without a doubt to reduce long-term costs, many insurance companies do not have an incentive to cover it.

How will MDMA be rescheduled in the future? You may be disappointed.

What does MDMA rescheduling mean for the recreational user? If you are under the impression that MDMA is on its way to being rescheduled, across the board, you may be disappointed.

The Future of MDMA: Phase 3 and Beyond

What does the future hold for MDMA? We explore MAPS' ongoing FDA phase 3 clinical trials, rescheduling, health insurance, and expanded access. 

Bunk Police Drug Testing

The Bunk Police is looking to destroy dishonesty in the drug market

If there are other harm-reduction organizations, such as DanceSafe, that are able to distribute test kits, then we won’t attend that event....the ones that refuse DanceSafe, we come in and do it anyways.

Intentionally-diverse MDMA research at University of Connecticut Cut Short

The research team at UConn studying MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD is now defunct.

psychedelic.support creates a network for psychedelic therapists

psychedelic.support could soon become a useful asset to anyone interested in the professional world of psychedelic-related therapy.

Pulitzer Prize winner Terry DeMio on life as a heroin beat reporter

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Terry Demio talks about reporting on heroin for the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Colleges just don’t understand harm reduction

There's growing confusion about handling harm reduction on campuses.

What happens when you give an octopus MDMA?

A team of researchers bathed octopuses in MDMA. Here's what they learned.