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I’m on antidepressants. Can I attend a retreat?

Currently, we are not able to offer retreats to people on antidepressants. Some research suggests that there might be additional risks involved with the use of antidepressants in conjunction with truffles containing psilocybin. 

We review Health Screeners on a case-by-case basis and pay careful attention to psychological history, medications and physical health in order to assess if there are any contraindications before we formally approve an applicant for retreat participation. At Synthesis, your safety is our main priority so we do not allow anyone to participate in a retreat who is taking contraindicated medication.