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Inside the push to legalize magic mushrooms for depression and PTSD

Inside the push to legalize magic mushrooms for depression and PTSD

WHEN TODD’S PSYCHIATRIST suggested he start taking psychedelics, he figured it was a joke.

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Dying to get clean: is ibogaine the answer to heroin addiction?

Dying to get clean: is ibogaine the answer to heroin addiction?

At the age of 12, Jay was smoking cigarettes and weed; by 16, he was snorting coke; two years later he was taking heroin and crack – but he says by the time he left university he was a “functional drug addict”, able to get up in the morning, put a suit on, travel from his parents’ home in north London to his job as a banker in the City.

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The Existential Medicine

The Existential Medicine

The diagnosis of Clark Martin’s liver cancer came at the same time as the birth of his daughter, with doctors informing the clinical psychologist that he likely had about a year and a half to live.

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New hope for opioid addicts with innovative ibogaine treatment

New hope for opioid addicts with innovative ibogaine treatment

With the American death toll from opioid overdoses topping 42,000 a year, we hear story after story of families doing everything they can to save their sons and daughters, and failing.

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The Oldest Representations Of Hallucinogenic Mushrooms In The World (Sahara Desert, 9000 – 7000 B.P.)

The Oldest Representations Of Hallucinogenic Mushrooms In The World (Sahara Desert, 9000 – 7000 B.P.)

Rock paintings and incisions of the prehistoric periods are to be found all over the world, and serve as a testimony to the pre-literate history of human cultures.

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Many ex-opioid addicts credit 'ibogaine' with cure, but it's illegal in US

Many ex-opioid addicts credit 'ibogaine' with cure, but it's illegal in US

America’s worsening opioid epidemic is prompting calls for a serious look at a form of therapy some people say helped them overcome their addiction when all else failed.

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Why Doctors Want to Reclassify Psilocybin, the Drug That Puts the 'Magic' in Mushrooms

Why Doctors Want to Reclassify Psilocybin, the Drug That Puts the 'Magic' in Mushrooms

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University hope to eventually reclassify psilocybin from a schedule I to schedule IV drug, according to a news release from the research institution.

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Mind-altering drug could offer life free of heroin

Mind-altering drug could offer life free of heroin

I HAVE been struggling with an addiction to opiates for the past three years. It started with prescription painkillers and progressed to full-blown heroin dependence.

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Which U.S. state will be the first to legalize shrooms?

Which U.S. state will be the first to legalize shrooms?

It was nice to read that Jersey City has become the first city in the state to decriminalize marijuana.

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How some doctors are risking everything to unleash the healing power of MDMA, ayahuasca and other hallucinogens

How some doctors are risking everything to unleash the healing power of MDMA, ayahuasca and other hallucinogens

Dr. X is a dad. Appropriately – boringly – at 4:37 p.m. on a national holiday, he is lighting a charcoal grill, about to grab a pair of tongs with one hand and a beer with the other.

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Psychedelic Medicine 101: Psilocybin and the magic of mushrooms

Psychedelic Medicine 101: Psilocybin and the magic of mushrooms

For decades certain drugs, intially used solely by doctors and researchers, have been ostracized from the world of legitimate science.

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I had an 11-year addiction to heroin — and I beat it with ayahuasca

I had an 11-year addiction to heroin — and I beat it with ayahuasca

I started taking the Amazonian psychedelic ayahuasca two years ago because I had an 11-year addiction to heroin I couldn’t shake. Photo: Darryl Dyck, Associated Press

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Fifteen years of crime reporting left me with PTSD. Magic mushrooms helped me begin to recover

Fifteen years of crime reporting left me with PTSD. Magic mushrooms helped me begin to recover

My psychedelic experiences aimed at self-healing were transformative. In them, the same gunshot victims who had haunted my dreams now returned with a message of hope...

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Plant Hallucinogen Holds Hope for Diabetes Treatment

Plant Hallucinogen Holds Hope for Diabetes Treatment

For centuries, some indigenous groups in South America have relied on a brew made from the parts of a local vine and a shrub. Credit: Lisa Johnson Getty Images

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Benefits of 'magic mushroom' therapy long lasting

Benefits of 'magic mushroom' therapy long lasting

Patients given psilocybin report continued well-being a year later.

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Psychedelic ayahuasca works against severe depression, study finds

Psychedelic ayahuasca works against severe depression, study finds

"Leon" is a young Brazilian man who has long struggled with depression. He keeps an anonymous blog, in Portuguese, where he describes the challenge of living with a mental illness that affects some 300 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.

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Psychedelic Drug Banned In The U.S. May Help Battle Addiction

Psychedelic Drug Banned In The U.S. May Help Battle Addiction

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — Addicted to food, alcohol, cigarettes, sex, or painkillers?

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A puke bucket and an ancient drug: is ayahuasca the future of PTSD treatment?

A puke bucket and an ancient drug: is ayahuasca the future of PTSD treatment?

I visited Peru to find out more about an intriguing ayahuasca study – and to have my own experience with the psychedelic brew...

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Gwyneth Paltrow predicts psychedelics will be the next 'big' wellness trend

Gwyneth Paltrow predicts psychedelics will be the next 'big' wellness trend

Gwyneth Paltrow has predicted the next big health trend will be psychedelics.

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What Ayahuasca Taught Me About Taking Care of My Health

What Ayahuasca Taught Me About Taking Care of My Health

Right now, I am undergoing what ayahuasca users call "integration." Following a ceremony, there's an indefinite period, maybe days or weeks, when the plant's lessons continue to seep in.

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150 years into the opioid epidemic, many are resorting to ibogaine treatment

150 years into the opioid epidemic, many are resorting to ibogaine treatment

Every new government administration has its fair share of issues inherited from predecessors. In the US it is no different.

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In Brazil, Some Inmates Get Therapy With Hallucinogenic Tea

In Brazil, Some Inmates Get Therapy With Hallucinogenic Tea

JI-PARANÁ, Brazil — As the night sky enveloped this outpost in Brazil’s Amazon basin, the ceremony at the open-air temple began simply enough.

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Americans going abroad for illegal heroin treatment

Americans going abroad for illegal heroin treatment

As America's opioid and heroin crisis rages, some struggling with addiction are turning to a drug illegal in the US. Jonathan Levinson went to one clinic offering the treatment in Mexico.

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Entheogens and Psychedelics including Ayahuasca, LSD, Peyote, Mescaline, Psilocybin Mushrooms, Salvia

Entheogens and Psychedelics including Ayahuasca, LSD, Peyote, Mescaline, Psilocybin Mushrooms, Salvia

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