ayahuasca

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.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.24.18
News

Two Arrests Ordered After Lynch Mob Kills Canadian Man in Peru

Sebastian Woodroffe went to the Amazon to study plant medicine. Then he was accused of killing an ayahuasca shaman.
Allison Tierney
4.25.18
News

Canadian Lynched by Mob After Being Accused of Killing Peruvian Shaman

Here’s everything we know about the death of Sebastian Woodroffe.
Allison Tierney
4.24.18
Drugs

This Guy Makes Bootleg Ayahuasca from Traditional Japanese Herbs

A part-time "shaman" on the outskirts of Tokyo is offering hallucinatory experiences he hopes will help treat depression and spark innovation throughout Japan.
Justin Caffier
10.5.17
Drugs

The Psychedelic Revolution Is Being Led by a 79-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor

George Sarlo is throwing cash at research into how drugs like magic mushrooms can help people overcome trauma like his own.
Maia Szalavitz
6.25.17
Drugs

Meet the Lawyers Defending the Right to Use Ayahuasca Around the Globe

By protecting the drug's status as medicine, they're helping to legitimise psychedelics, and potentially inspire more humane drug policies.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.3.17
News

Scientists Developed a Way to Make DMT Trips Last Longer Than Ever

The new model still needs to be tested, but it could be a game-changer for one of the more intensely hallucinogenic psychedelics there is.
Jesse Jarnow
8.9.16
travel

We Asked a Veteran Peruvian Ayahuasca Shaman About Dumb Tourists

In the middle of the ayahuasca industry boom, we wanted to find out what life's been like for one of the local shamans using the mind-bending medicine to heal people.
Didem Tali
6.5.16
Narcomania

The Brits Using Amazonian Frog Poison to Fight Depression and Alcohol Abuse

The use of kambo – the poison of a bright green frog – is on the rise as an alternative treatment. But does it actually work?
Max Daly
5.9.16
VICE TALKS FILM

VICE Talks Film with Gaspar Noé

The French-Argentinian talks about his controversial and sexually explicit new film, "Love."
VICE Staff
11.10.15
Stuff

How Tripping On Ayahuasca Helped Me Process My Mum's Murder

Celia Peachey's mum was murdered in her Essex home in 2008. After years of searching for mental and emotional release, with the help of a natural psychedelic, she's finally found some kind of peace.
Celia Peachey, as told to Kate Johnson
7.28.15
travel

I Took a Lot of Drugs at a Psychedelic Boot Camp

The African Savannah Transformation Retreat promises to transform people through a combination of starvation, sunshine and psychedelic drugs. Does it work? There was only one way to find out.
Conor Creighton
3.30.15