psychedelics

Researchers Got People to Hallucinate from Fake Psychedelics

Researchers Got People to Hallucinate from Fake Psychedelics

When it comes to taking hallucinogenic drugs, context may matter in deeper ways than previously assumed.
Psychedelic therapy is on the cusp of legalization—and plagued with sexual abuse allegations

Psychedelic therapy is on the cusp of legalization—and plagued with sexual abuse allegations

A participant in a clinical trial on MDMA therapy accused her unlicensed therapist of sexual assault. Was it a one-off event or an institutional failing?
Therapists Are Unprepared to Talk to People About Taking Psychedelics

Therapists Are Unprepared to Talk to People About Taking Psychedelics

The psychedelic revolution has arrived—yet psychologists still have major gaps in knowledge about going on a shrooms trip in the name of mental health.
This Is What Happens When You Take 550 Doses of LSD At Once

This Is What Happens When You Take 550 Doses of LSD At Once

Accidental LSD overdoses are not fun. But for some, they can have a bizarrely beneficial effect.
Space, Time, and Psychedelics with Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker

Space, Time, and Psychedelics with Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker

The man behind Tame Impala shares the long and strange journey behind his latest album.
I Went to a High-End Psychedelic Retreat to Address My Anxiety

I Went to a High-End Psychedelic Retreat to Address My Anxiety

As more people become interested in trying psychedelics, spa-like retreats are popping up all over the world. Should people with mental health issues feel safe trying them?
FDA expands access to MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD

FDA expands access to MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD

Thanks to the tireless efforts of the non-profit Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), the US FDA is clearing the way for ten clinics around the United States to treat PTSD
Scientists genetically engineer E. coli to produce the psychedelic psilocybin

Scientists genetically engineer E. coli to produce the psychedelic psilocybin

Finally, researchers are again exploring the therapeutic benefits of psychedelics to treat the likes of depression, addiction, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. To provide pharmaceutical-quality
Counterculture icon and psychedelic pioneer Ram Dass, RIP

Counterculture icon and psychedelic pioneer Ram Dass, RIP

Ram Dass -- counterculture icon, psychedelic pioneer, and spiritual guide -- has died at age 88. After turning on with his Harvard psychology colleague Timothy Leary in the early 1960s, Ram Dass
Santa Claus is a psychedelic mushroom

Santa Claus is a psychedelic mushroom

One fantastic and wonderful origin theory of Santa Claus involves psychedelic mushrooms and shamanic rituals of the indigenous Sámi people who live in northern Finland. Paul Devereux wrote about this

Addiction Treatment Gets Psychedelic With ‘Shark Tank’ Investor-Approved Startup

"This could save lives, cure depression, help alcoholism, get people off opioids—why wouldn’t I want to be invested?" long-standing 'Shark Tank' investor Kevin O'Leary said of the company.
Psychedelics Were Already Having a Good Year. Then Andrew Yang Tweeted

Psychedelics Were Already Having a Good Year. Then Andrew Yang Tweeted

"We are at the forefront of the fight to end the war on drugs," one advocate said of a budding movement.
Magic mushrooms in a nasal spray

Magic mushrooms in a nasal spray

As scientists make great strides in their research on psychedelic therapies for depression, PTSD, OCD, addiction and other conditions, new ways to deliver the drugs are also emerging from
Psychedelics Are for Queer Folks, Too

Psychedelics Are for Queer Folks, Too

LGBTQ people stand to benefit hugely from psychedelic therapy. Treatment spaces have some changes to make.
New Brain-Wave Study Shows How DMT Alters Our Consciousness

New Brain-Wave Study Shows How DMT Alters Our Consciousness

Scientists have completed the first ever placebo-controlled investigation of the effects of the hallucinogen DMT on resting brain activity, according to a new study. Read more...
Can a Trip-Free Psychedelic Still Help People With Depression?

Can a Trip-Free Psychedelic Still Help People With Depression?

Psilocybin has shown promise for conditions like depression. Now, researchers are asking if the psychedelic experience is absolutely necessary to treat mental health.
Scientists Want to Try Using Shrooms to Revive People in Vegetative States

Scientists Want to Try Using Shrooms to Revive People in Vegetative States

Does psilocybin have the potential to increase consciousness in people who are unresponsive?

First-Ever Magic Mushroom Research Center

Not long after Johns Hopkins University became the largest psychedelic research center in the world, the University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica has announced its intention to open the world’s

Johns Hopkins Medicine launches major center for psychedelic drug research

The esteemed research institute and medical school Johns Hopkins Medicine is starting the Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research thanks to $17 million in private donations. The generous
The U.S. Is Now Home to the Biggest Shroom Research Center in the World

The U.S. Is Now Home to the Biggest Shroom Research Center in the World

This school just took psychedelic research to the next level.