dude whoa

Psychedelic Drugs Really Do Lead to a Higher State of Consciousness

Study participants bravely took LSD and ketamine in the name of science.
Susan Rinkunas

What It's Like Being a Problematic Drug User at Christmas

"My family had no idea: I drink a lot of Diet Coke and they just thought I was hyper or, when I was coming down, they thought I was just having a depressive moment."
David Hillier

The Most Common Reasons People Need Medical Attention at Music Festivals

A first responder told us everything that's most likely to go wrong.
Gwen van der Zwan
science is cool

This Type of Tinder-User Could Be Psychopathic

And other science news you may have missed.
Shayla Love

People Told Us the Wildest Things They've Seen While Tripping

"I was floating in the sea… a sea made out of dogs, dogs eating dolphins, dolphins eating dogs eating dolphins eating dogs."
Nilu Zia

People Told Us About Their Worst Drug-Related Injuries

"I'm going to have to get tooth implants at the age of 23."
Nilu Zia

Everything You Need to Know About Ketamine

A doctor explains what ketamine is, why people use it to party, and how to be safe while taking it.
Anna Codrea-Rado
mental health

Ketamine Saved My Life. Now NZ’s Only Treatment Clinic is Shutting Down

The only health board offering Ketamine to treat depression is closing the trial down. Jemima Lomax-Sawyers, who was a member of the trial, writes why that news is terrifying for patients.
Jemima Lomax-Sawyers
mental health

Why New Zealand’s Only Ketamine Clinic Is Closing

The Dunedin trial of the "breakthrough" drug used for treatment-resistant depression has been suddenly dropped.
Tess McClure
high season

Rainbow Serpent Showed Sniffer Dogs Can't Keep Drugs Out of Music Festivals

"I was just hoping our car didn’t get searched... I was just going to down my stash if they did."
Nevena Spirovska
mental health

When Will You Be Able to Use Ketamine For Social Anxiety?

Yet another study has heroed the drug as a potential treatment for severe mental disorders, this time for social anxiety disorder. But there's a while to go until we can take it as a pill or spray — especially where anxiety is concerned.
Rebecca Kamm

My Life as an International Ketamine Smuggler

We spoke to a guy who was partly responsible for flooding the UK with the K in the mid-1990s.
Scott Oliver