The Ethics of Taking the Drugs You Study
Should psychedelic scientists trip on the drugs they research?
Rats Appear Less Anxious After Microdosing DMT, Scientists Find
But the powerful psychedelic drug still needs “much more research.”
Taking Ketamine Can Feel a Lot Like a Near-Death Experience
"It can generate a sense of detachment from the body and the self and, at higher doses, a full-blown dissociative experience."
I Cooked DMT In My Kitchen for Four Years
Willem produced tens of thousands of pounds worth of DMT from a makeshift lab in his house.
Is Ayahuasca Mainstream Now?
The psychoactive Amazonian brew is gaining traction among a widening group of people.
'Ego Death' Is the Trip Competitive Psychedelic Users Are Chasing
More and more psychonauts are looking for the ultimate high, but some are ruining their minds in the process.
Why Some Ice and DMT Users Are Using Vapes
There’s little research on the safety of vaping drugs beyond nicotine and cannabis, but that hasn’t stopped people from trying.
When the Drugs Hit
Why Does DMT Make You Feel Like You’re Dying?
Researchers dosed 13 people with DMT to investigate the similarities between DMT trips and near death experiences in the first study of its kind.
Acid On Me Like the Rain: Mapping Psychedelia’s Big Pop Culture Moment
Frank Ocean, Kacey Musgraves and Kanye's tripped-out experiences suggest hallucinogens are infiltrating an anxious generation as the Xanax era ends.
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast
This Promising Psychedelic Experiment Created New Brain Connections in Flies and Rats
In a study done on flies and rats, scientists found that LSD and DMT impacted neurite density—a promising sign for the use of psychedelics in mental health treatment.
The Psychedelic Tale of Terence McKenna's Forgotten Music About DMT
In collaboration with the synth explorers Zuvuya, the "Timothy Leary of the 90s" made two albums nearly as hallucinatory as the psychedelic substance that drove his work.
Criminalisation Makes It Harder to Study Ayahuasca, Scientists Say
It's an impediment to medical research on ayahuasca's potential to treat mental health disorders.