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.
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'Froggy & Friends,' Today's Comic by Benny Montero

Benny Montero makes the trippiest comics around.
Benny Montero
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Teens Smoking Pot Are More Likely to Be Paranoid and Hallucinate, Study Says

The five-year study found that marijuana had serious ramifications on teenage boys' mental health.
Jake Kivanc

What It's Like to Be a High-Functioning Schizophrenic

Even on medication, I experience auditory hallucinations all the time.
Syrena Clark
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We Meet a Photographer Bringing His Nightmares to Life on Today's 'Daily VICE'

Photographer Nicolas Bruno suffers from sleep paralysis and recreates terrifying nightly hallucinations in his art
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Meth Bugs Are Rare and Imaginary but They'll Make You Tear Your Skin Off

Anti-drug campaigns make meth bugs look like the benchmark for addiction, but the truth is that you don't need meth to see them, and some meth addicts never do.
Royce Kurmelovs

How ​Oliver Sacks Helped Me Deal with My Hallucination-Inducing Headaches

The late Dr. Sacks's book 'Migraine' was a lifeline when, alone and suffering at 15, I thought my life was over.
A. N. Devers

What's It Like to Hallucinate from Sleep Deprivation?

A look at the science behind the psychosis.
Edward Richards

Ten Days of Silent Meditation Will Make You Trip Balls and Lust After Puppies

A Vipassana is a silent prison that you enter of your own free will. You can't talk, read, use your phone, or masturbate, until you've finished ten days of meditating for ten hours each day.
Conor Creighton
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Started from the Psych Meds, Now I’m Fucked

The first week I stopped taking Effexor I spun out into an anxiety hole so deep that it felt less like anxiety and more like I was in a battle with actual demons.
So Sad Today
The VICE Guide to Mental Health

What Are Recreational Drugs Doing to Our Mental Health?

Millions of us take drugs. But for those who aren't feeling great about themselves, the need for escapism can be stronger. Unfortunately, this chemical sanctuary can worsen people's mental health.
Max Daly

How People with Schizophrenia Use the Internet

Those suffering from delusions can find support groups online, but they can also come across shoddy information and scams that can trigger their conditions.
Mike Pearl