25 August 2021

Testimony of a patient of the Takiwasi Center

Luis is a 23-year-old from the town of Chazuta in the Amazon region of San Martin, Peru. He came to Takiwasi to get out of his addiction to drugs, mainly PBC and cocaine, and successfully completed a 9-month treatment which combines the use of medicinal plants and psychotherapy. This is his testimony.

12 August 2021

Cat's Claw - Promoting Sustainable Development in the Peruvian Amazon

The chain of sustainable use of the Cat's Claw contributes to conserving the forest where this medicinal plant grows and enhancing the immense heritage represented by the knowledge of traditional Amazonian medicine that is put at the service of the entire Peruvian population.

10 August 2021

The singing house: an example of deep integration between Western scientific medicine and animist ontologies

Alberto Dubbini, independent researcher specializing in the anthropology of religions, will participate in the Third National Conference of the Italian Society of Cultural Anthropology - SIAC with a presentation focused on the Takiwasi Center.

06 August 2021

Drug use screening test among high school student

A new research article has been published in the Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse presenting the results related to the application of the substance use screening test ASSIST, performed within the framework of a drug use prevention project developed in 2019 in 3 schools of the city of Tarapoto with funds granted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - UNODC.

09 July 2021

Tribute to Piero Coppo, the "Great Lord"

The members of the "Centro Studi Sagara" in Pisa, Italy, announce the passing of Piero Coppo, whose loss has left a great void of affection and an immeasurable legacy to be honored. We share a tribute to his memory written by our founding president, Dr. Jacques Mabit.