MDMA has the potential of treating and reversing even the most pervasive of pathologies in the mental health world
Last semester, UC Berkeley SSDP members organized a class, “Rethinking The Drug War: Historical Context, Framing, and Education.”
The nation and the world were rocked this weekend by the Women’s March. The day before, cannabis activist group DCMJ distributed thousands of hand-rolled joints—for free.
I had been defined by the diagnoses and labels put on me, but in that moment, I was peeling back every layer of self-hatred, criticism, and trauma. I don’t think I had ever felt self-love before that night.
There’s only one way to find out – more scientific experiments.
We talked with science writer Dorion Sagan about his new book Cracking the Aging Code, Carl Sagan smoking marijuana and if he used LSD, and his mother Lynn Margulis’s theory of symbiogenesis.
We talked with Amanda Feilding about LSD, psychedelic neuroscience, Beckley Foundation’s latest research, and her promise to Albert Hofmann.
An interview with comedian Adam Strauss. "With psychedelics, for the first time, I saw that I wasn't in control, and therefore, I had nothing to lose by letting go. And that changed everything."
Coming Out of the Psychedelic Closet
The demonization of psychedelic culture is not a social justice issue, and using the language of social justice is damaging to those causes. Reaction piece in Coming Out of the Psychedelic Closet conversation series.
You can’t expect to get equal rights unless you push for them, and you can’t push for them without first standing up and being “out.” Reaction piece in Coming Out of the Psychedelic Closet conversation series.
During an earlier era of psychedelic research, the 1950s-70s, some scientists believed that in order to ethically administer psychedelics to others it was necessary to first experience them oneself. Reaction piece in Coming Out of the Psychedelic Closet conversation series.
The risk of coming out as queer is grossly unequal to the risk of disclosing as a psychedelic user. Reaction piece in Coming Out of the Psychedelic Closet conversation series.
Psychedelic users and sexual minorities are both involved in the same struggle. We both represent a valid threat to the same obsolete control mechanisms. We are on the same team.
Discussions about psychedelics, identity, and disclosure inevitably provoke strong emotional responses. Neşe reflects on the conversation she initiated and the varied reactions that followed.