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November 20, 2018

MDMA promotes cooperative behavior but only with trustworthy people

Commonly referred to as ecstasy or molly, MDMA is anecdotally known to make people more…
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November 2, 2018

MDMA therapy achieves astounding 76% success rate for treating PTSD

Newly published results from a Phase 2 clinical trial into the efficacy of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy…
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For $1,000, These ‘Sitters’ Will Save You from a Bad Acid Trip

Yes, being a professional trip sitter is actually a job. Before getting on a plane,…
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November 1, 2018

ketamine’s antidepressant effects

Breakthrough study finds new mechanism explaining ketamine's antidepressant effects A team at the University of…
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November 1, 2018

Psychedelic Medicine 101: DMT and the near-death experience

A new study from Imperial College London has found significant overlap between the experiences reported…
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November 1, 2018

Brain scans highlight a hidden, “higher” state of consciousness

Reaching a higher state of consciousness is a concept you're more likely to hear a…
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November 1, 2018

Psilocybin therapy

Psychedelic psilocybin therapy for depression granted Breakthrough Therapy status by FDA In an extraordinary step…
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September 21, 2018

Groundbreaking trial finds MDMA reduces social anxiety in autistic adults

As final trials move to establish MDMA-assisted psychotherapy as a legal and legitimate clinical treatment, a new…
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September 21, 2018

Scientists Gave MDMA to Octopuses—and What Happened Was Profound

When humans take the drug MDMA, versions of which are known as molly or ecstasy,…
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September 1, 2018

How and Why Silicon Valley Gets High

Everyone’s hoping a little LSD can lead them to the next billion-dollar idea. Over the…
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September 1, 2018

Scientists Are Starting to Test Claims about “Microdosing”

Dennis van der Meijden isn’t aiming to see the face of God, feel one with…
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September 1, 2018

FDA Approves Magic Mushrooms For Treating Depression

The Food and Drug Administration has taken an active role in approving new therapies to…
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August 27, 2018

Psychedelic drugs: An effective form of treatment for mental illness?

Why psychedelic drugs could transform how we treat depression and mental illness? The first time…
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August 9, 2018

Ayahuasca is the new frontier for ‘psychedelic feminism’

In the heart of the Amazon, women travel by boat to the wild town of…
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August 2, 2018

The Psychedelic Road to Other Conscious States

How do a few pounds of gray goo in our skulls create our conscious experience—the…
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July 20, 2018

First study of ketamine for treating adolescent depression yields successful results

A huge amount of research is currently underway investigating the compelling, and novel, effects of…
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July 20, 2018

Can Psychedelic Drugs Be Medically Useful?

It is exhilarating to witness a resurgence in the study of psychedelics, something President Nixon…
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July 20, 2018

Psychedelics as Therapy

n the nineteen-fifties and sixties, researchers explored the therapeutic effects of LSD on alcoholism, depression,…
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July 20, 2018

How Ayelet Waldman Found a Calmer Life on Tiny Doses of LSD

Ayelet Waldman is a novelist, essayist, screenwriter, and activist, but to many she is best…
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July 20, 2018

The Science of the Psychedelic Renaissance

n 1960, Allen Ginsberg wrote a letter to Timothy Leary, then a professor at Harvard.…
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July 20, 2018

Religion as a Product of Psychotropic Drug Use

The notion that hallucinogenic drugs played a significant part in the development of religion has…
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July 20, 2018

Entheogens: A Brief History of Their Spiritual Use

Too many people, the words psychedelic and spiritual are dissonant on first hearing. Yet the use…
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July 20, 2018

The Psychedelic Miracle

Dr. X is a dad. Appropriately – boringly – at 4:37 p.m. on a national…
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July 20, 2018

My Adventures With the Trip Doctors

My first psilocybin journey began around an altar in the middle of a second-story loft…
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July 20, 2018

LSD May Chip Away at the Brain’s “Sense of Self” Network

From Tom Wolfe’s account of the LSD-loving Merry Pranksters and their bus ride across America…
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July 20, 2018

Treating Addiction with Psychedelics

The psychedelic drug ibogaine is known for two things: its reputation in some circles as…
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July 20, 2018

Do Psychedelics Expand the Mind by Reducing Brain Activity?

What would you see if you could look inside a hallucinating brain? Despite decades of…
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July 20, 2018

Should We Loosen the Restrictions on Psychedelics?

The resumption of clinical research with psychedelics is producing preliminary evidence of benefit for a…
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July 20, 2018

Music helps hallucinogens heal minds, scientist finds

“I’m going to take you on a ride here,” the music seemed to tell a…
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July 20, 2018

Psychedelic drugs now used in human studies

After decades of political suppression, studies on psychedelics are now experiencing what top researchers have…
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July 20, 2018

Agony &

As human beings, we are hardwired to experience Ecstasy, Epiphany, Laughter and Bliss. Little children…
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July 20, 2018

LSD May Help Treat Alcoholism

The psychedelic drug LSD can help people with alcoholism quit or cut back their drinking,…
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July 20, 2018

Neil Young and Crazy Horse Take a Psychedelic Pill Ride to Another Universe

This post is in partnership with Consequence of Sound, an online music publication devoted to the…
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July 20, 2018

‘Magic Mushrooms’ Can Improve Psychological Health Long Term

The psychedelic drug in magic mushrooms may have lasting medical and spiritual benefits, according to…
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July 20, 2018

Drugs: Is the Pot User Driven–Or in the Driver’s Seat?

Drug users insist that marijuana, amphetamines, LSD and other psychedelic agents give them pleasure, a…
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July 20, 2018

‘Magic Mushrooms’ Trigger Lasting Personality Change

The psychedelic drug psilocybin (the active ingredient in “magic mushrooms”) may produce lasting, positive changes…
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Just One Dose of This Psychedelic Drug Can Ease Anxiety

Cancer is a brutal disease on both the body and mind. Not only do treatments…
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July 12, 2018

Ending America’s War on Drugs Would Finally Unleash the Therapeutic Potential of Psychedelics

It was only after U.S. veteran Jonathan Lubecky pulled the trigger on a loaded gun…
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June 26, 2018

Psychedelics may pave path to aid PTSD, more

Psychedelic drugs’ mindexpanding properties may be rooted in their ability to prompt neurons to branch…
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June 26, 2018

FDA Approves First Drug Made From Cannabis

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of Epidiolex to treat two…
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June 5, 2018

A neuroscientist reviews Michael Pollan’s “How to Change Your Mind”

The book shines new light on the revitalized field of psychedelic medicine It’s safe to…
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June 2, 2018

People with Addiction Are Tripping on Shrooms to Find God and Get Sober

New research suggests that psilocybin-assisted therapy may lead to "God moments" that can have surprising…
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May 28, 2018

How LSD Microdosing Became the Hot New Business Trip

Regular doses of acid have become the creativity enhancer of choice for some professionals Let's…
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May 28, 2018

Michael Pollan takes a trip in his latest book, “How to Change Your Mind”

Over the past 30 years, in numerous food- and farm-related articles, and in his five…
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May 28, 2018

How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics by Michael Pollan – review

In 1938, the Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann, seeking a new drug to stimulate blood circulation,…
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May 28, 2018

Michael Pollan: Can Psychedelics Save the World?

Most people know Michael Pollan as a food writer. His 2006 book, The Omnivore's Dilemma,…
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May 28, 2018

A Strait-Laced Writer Explores Psychedelics, and Leaves the Door of Perception Ajar

Microdosing is hot. If you haven’t heard — but you probably have, from reports of…
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May 28, 2018

Americans are excited to make psychedelics mainstream once again

It’s difficult to turn on the radio or open a magazine at the moment without…
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May 25, 2018

A Drug Researcher Talks Michael Pollan’s Book, PTSD Treatment And Trump On LSD

The endgame for psychedelic drugs isn’t “microdosing Fridays.” It’s treating major mental illness. The idea…
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