Research suggests that the psychedelic experience may hold the potential for making some patients healthier and some people happier. Starting in the 1950s, researchers have been studying the risks and benefits of psychedelics and non-pharmacological tools to alter consciousness. With the turn of the 21st century, the academic psychedelic science world experienced a boom in research and clinical projects. At this stage, evidence-based psychedelic-assisted therapies may soon be established legally. The resources below introduce the basic concepts of psychedelic research and provide an overview of ongoing scientific efforts within this field.