The Burnout and Escapism Issue

I Took Ayahuasca at a Countryside Retreat and It Was as Profound as They Say It Is

It wasn’t scary. It was beautiful. Magical. Out of this world. It was bizarre and yet it made complete sense. And I was not alone. And I never would be again.
Anonymous Author

Is Ayahuasca Mainstream Now?

The psychoactive Amazonian brew is gaining traction among a widening group of people.
Madison Margolin

A New Documentary Shows How Vets Are Using Weed and Ayahuasca to Treat PTSD

Approximately 20 vets take their own lives every day. Could using ayahuasca and weed to treat mental illness improve that statistic?
Kevin Franciotti
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

An Ayahuasca Journey in Virtual Reality

The 17-minute "mixed-reality" work 'Awavena' melds augmented reality, 360-degree film footage, and VR to tell the story of the sacred brew.
VICE Staff
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

The Connection Between Ayahuasca, Your Stomach, and Your Mind

Could changing your gut bacteria alleviate depression and anxiety?
Mackenzie Erlank

Everything You Need to Avoid Before You Take Ayahuasca

The truth behind those pre-Ayahuasca dietary and drug restrictions.
Suzannah Weiss
The High Life

Why Does My High Last Longer Than My Friends'?

Most people return to reality after five or six hours, while my brain gets flooded with epiphanies all night. I asked an expert why.
Suzannah Weiss

People Are Drinking Ayahuasca to Treat Physical Illnesses

Could the psychedelic be changing people's perceptions of pain?
Suzannah Weiss
VICE Video

What It's Like to Take Ayahuasca at a Psychedelic Healing Retreat

The drug ayahuasca gives the same trip as LSD and is considered therapeutic.
VICE Staff
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

The Bizarre Murder Case of a Revered Ayahuasca Shaman

On today's episode, reporter Allison Tierney unpacks the twisted deaths of Olivia Arévalo Lomas and the Canadian tourist suspected of killing her.
VICE Staff

Peru Prosecutors Say Canadian Killed by Lynch Mob May Have Shot Ayahuasca Shaman

Locals in the Amazon appear to have taken justice into their own hands after a tourist was accused of killing a revered Indigenous healer.
Allison Tierney