Russell Hausfeld

Russell Hausfeld

Russell is a journalist and illustrator living in Cincinnati, Ohio. When he isn't writing or drawing, he is probably aimlessly walking around with his dog or staring at plants.

Colleges just don’t understand harm reduction

There's growing confusion about handling harm reduction on campuses.

What happens when you give an octopus MDMA?

A team of researchers bathed octopuses in MDMA.

A Conversation about Intersectionality in the Psychedelic Community

A conversation between two (white) activists to further the dialogue around inclusivity in the field of psychedelic research and culture.

Reclaiming Your Identity As A Drug User

Today, we have a world where we can say: “I’m proud to be a woman” and “I’m proud to be gay.” But we can’t say: “I’m a drug-user.”

Cartoon Dystopia: 25I-NBOMe and Why You Should Test Your LSD

Like the vast majority of psychonauts, I didn’t use a chemical reagent to verify I was taking LSD, even though I had been active in harm reduction work for three years prior and was aware of testing kits.

I talked with Adam Strauss about Ketamine for OCD, Trip Sitters, and The Mushroom Cure Los Angeles

The Mushroom Cure debuts in Los Angeles at the Lyric Hyperion Theatre on June 20-21, 2018.

How should we be teaching students about drugs?

Rhana Hashemi is the site coordinator for drug and alcohol programs and services for Oakland Unified School District. But, to her students, she is just “the drug lady.”

How to meditate on psychedelics with Vincent Horn of

Based on his experience at the intersection of Buddhism and psychedelics, Horn provides a six-point checklist for getting the most from a contemplative psychedelic ceremony.

For someone who hasn’t taken a psychedelic drug it can be difficult to imagine what it’s like.

Think of a glass of water: under normal circumstances you might think ‘I drink water when I’m thirsty’. But when consuming a psychedelic substance you might think ’water is the essence of life’.

Salvinorin A. Is it possible to have a truly powerful painkiller that is not addictive?

We Need New Drugs. The opioid epidemic gripping the United States has brought into public awareness a problem that has bedeviled the world of medical science for decades: is it possible to have a truly powerful painkiller that is not addictive?