Health

Psychedelic Usage is On the Rise Among College-Age Adults

A national drug survey of U.S. adolescents and adults found that psychedelic use among young adults has reached its highest levels since 1982.

Researchers Debate the Role of Mysticism in Psychedelic Science

As psychedelic-assisted therapies enter the medical and pharmaceutical mainstream, some scientists are pushing back against a mystical mindset that permeates much of this growing movement.

Cannabis Can Trigger Breakthrough Mystical Experiences Similar to Those in Psilocybin Studies

The results suggest that despite differences in pharmacology, there may be a role for cannabis in the emerging psychedelic therapy paradigm alongside tryptamine psychedelics.

Denver Launches the Nation’s First Psychedelic Harm Reduction Training for First Responders

Following its decriminalization of psilocybin, the city will educate and support police departments, fire departments, paramedics and more to help citizens experiencing a challenging time with psychedelics.

Mixing Psychedelics and SSRIs Is Generally Safe, with Significant Exceptions

A new review paper finds that most potential psychiatric drug and psychedelics combinations pose mild to modest risks – but the exceptions, which can be serious, are important to understand.

Could Ketamine Restore Child-like Brain Plasticity and Learning?

A new study with mice suggests that ketamine and exposure to flickering light can restore the neural plasticity of childhood.

Psychedelics May Inspire Healthier Habits, Review Finds

Evidence suggests that psychedelics may lead to long-lasting improvements in overall wellness due to positive behavior changes.

Ketamine May Combat Depression in Teens

Surprising findings in a new study suggest the common anesthetic and sometimes club drug might also make teens more resilient to stress-induced depression after treatment.

First Study on Psychedelics and Epigenetics Explores Ayahuasca’s Effects on Gene Expression

An innovative study finds that ayahuasca impacts the expression of DNA, illuminating what makes ayahuasca so therapeutic.

Is Vivaldi Necessary for Psychedelic Therapy?

Western classical music is the the go-to for clinical psychedelic experiences, but a new study suggests it may be less effective than other genres, like overtone-based music.