The main objective of this research is to understand and to describe to what extent the use of psychedelic substances constitutes a practice of self-care to the users. With this study we want to contribute to the comprehension of the role of psychedelics in psychotherapy since we intend to explore whether these substances are used as a form of compensation for psychological mechanisms or processes. Due to the current lack of research about psychedelics in Portugal, along with the frequently “hidden” nature of the phenomenom, we opted for an exploratory qualitative study. The participants were selected using the snowball method . Up to now, 18 face-to-face semi structure interviews were conducted and trascribed. The next step will be its inductive analysis using the content analysis strategy supported by the NVIVO software.