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Psychedelics

Cancer Patients Are Finding Anxiety Relief In Psychedelic Mushrooms

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.01.2016 | Home

Dinah Bazer, a 69-year-old mother and retired information systems worker living in Brooklyn, credits psychedelics with saving her life. After undergoi...

LSD Makes Your Brain More Like A Thesaurus

The Huffington Post | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 09.01.2016 | Home

For a severe case of writer’s block, a dose of LSD might seem appealing. The psychedelic is known for dramatically altering people’s state of cons...

Can Psychedelics Cure OCD?

Adam Strauss | Posted 08.10.2016 | Home
Adam Strauss

Whatever shirt I put on was somehow wrong. It didn't fit right, or there was a small stain: either way I was making a mistake. But the next shirt was even worse -- and now the anxiety was too.

A History of Psychedelics

Seth Ferranti | Posted 05.26.2016 | Home
Seth Ferranti

Originating in the 1960s, as a thriving part of the counterculture havens of San Francisco and New York, psychedelics have long remained immersed in the recesses of the shadow economy. Thriving in an outlaw community of hippies, free thinkers, innovators, college students, music aficionados, and drug dealers.

The Latest Prescription Psychedelics Idea? Treat Addiction With Magic Mushrooms

Inverse | Posted 04.28.2016 | Home
Inverse

This article was originally posted on Inverse. By Jacqueline Ronson Psilocybin, the substance that gives magic mushrooms their magic, is a drug wi...

Behold, The First-Ever Brain Scans Of LSD's Mind-Altering Effects

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.13.2016 | Home

LSD, once a demonized hippie drug, has been evolving toward a clinically validated psychotherapy tool and Silicon Valley productivity hack for years n...

The Paradoxical Effects Of LSD, Explained By Scientists

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.18.2016 | Home

Psychedelic drugs like LSD have the power to radically alter consciousness, giving rise to a number of psychological effects that are positive, negati...

Why This Doctor Believes Addictions Start In Childhood

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.27.2016 | Home

What causes drug addiction? One Canadian physician argues that the problem isn't the drugs themselves. Dr. Gabor Maté believes -- based on research a...

Everything You Wanted To Know About Microdosing

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.24.2017 | Home

Long before microdosing was being touted as the Silicon Valley life hack du jour, Dr. James Fadiman was investigating the potential mind-enhancing eff...

The Mind-Bending History Of Buddhism And Psychedelics

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.08.2015 | Home

The history of Buddhism and of psychedelics in American culture follow a surprisingly similar trajectory from the 1950s through the present-day. But ...

Why We Should All Care About The Amazon's Disappearing Tribes

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.14.2015 | Home

Before Mark Plotkin became a successful Amazonian ethnobotanist and rainforest conservationist, he was a 19-year-old college dropout working the night...

Psychedelics Could Be The Next Big Thing In Mental Health Care

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.16.2015 | Home

Is American medicine on the brink of a psychedelic revolution? It's seeming more and more likely. A scientific review of the existing research into th...

Using Psychedelics Shouldn't Be a Crime

Jag Davies | Posted 09.15.2016 | Home
Jag Davies

This is a critical moment for people who care about psychedelics to bring their voices to the table. The drug policy landscape has changed as quickly as any other issue in U.S. politics over the past few years.

Is The Drug War Preventing Great Discoveries?

Laura Krasovitzky | Posted 09.08.2016 | Home
Laura Krasovitzky

As we remember the legacy of this great thinker, let's also make sure to educate ourselves on the oppressive and profit-driven history of drug laws in this country and the obstacles that remain. It is a choice to either consent through silence or take action to end the drug war once and for all.

Lewis Carroll Was Not on Drugs, and Other Surprising Facts About Alice in Wonderland

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.07.2016 | Home
Van Winkle's

Carroll's diaries make no mention of drugs. We know that he occasionally enjoyed a glass of sherry and may have taken opiate-infused drug Laudanum (which was readily available to everyone in the 1860s). Other than that, there's nothing connecting Alice and drugs.

Ayahuasca May Be Therapeutic For Depression, Scientists Say

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.14.2015 | Home

For centuries, Amazonian shamans have been brewing ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic plant-based tea, for use in traditional healing ceremonies. Now, th...

Nick Wing

DEA Approves Study Of Psychedelic Drug MDMA In Treatment Of Seriously Ill Patients

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Wing | Posted 03.19.2015 | Home

The Drug Enforcement Administration last week gave a green light to a clinical study that will test the safety and efficacy of MDMA for use in treatin...

WATCH: This Is Your Brain On 'Shrooms

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.12.2015 | Home

People have some pretty wild experiences while on 'shrooms, reporting everything from vivid hallucinations to spiritual awakenings to intense euphoria...

Research Suggests That Psychedelics Hold Promise For Suicide Prevention

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.22.2015 | Home

The new wave of research on the medical applications of psychedelic drugs has suggested that these substances may hold considerable promise as therape...

Carolyn Gregoire

What Tripping On Mushrooms Looks Like In The Brain

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.31.2014 | Home

We've all heard recreational hallucinogen users describe their trips as "consciousness expanding," and according to some new research, this poetic des...

My Teenage Son Does LSD (And I Encourage Him)

Doug Gertner | Posted 11.17.2014 | Home
Doug Gertner

We parked near school and he grabbed his book-bag as I moved over to the drivers seat, and I wished my son well with his audition. Anticipating my concern he replied, "Thanks... and I'll do some LSD after that." Like father, like son, it's been a long strange trip.

How Magic Mushrooms Alter Your Mind Like A Dream

Reuters | Posted 09.05.2014 | Home

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists studying the effects of the psychedelic chemical in magic mushrooms have found the human brain displays a similar patter...

What Psychedelic Research Can Teach Us About Mental Health

Natalie Ginsberg | Posted 05.18.2014 | Home
Natalie Ginsberg

Psychedelic-assisted therapy has not only proven effective in alleviating terminally ill patients' anxiety, but has also yielded promising results in treating a variety of intractable psychological conditions over the years.

Book Review: Mindful Molecules

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 03.13.2014 | Home
Craig K. Comstock

In contrast to the war on drugs, MAPS wants psychedelics and substances such as marijuana and MDMA adopted as prescription medicines. The acronym stan...

Ken Jordan on Reality Sandwich 2.0 and Conscious Community

Zoe Helene | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Zoe Helene

Image (above): Net of Being, by visionary artist Alex Grey Ken Jordan, the cofounder, publisher and editorial director of Reality Sandwich and Evol...