For $1,000, These 'Sitters' Will Save You from a Bad Acid Trip

Yes, being a professional trip sitter is actually a job.
Cole Kazdin

Psychedelics Are Going Mainstream, Because the Mainstream Needs Them

Some experts predict practices like MDMA therapy will be legal in as little as three years.
Katie Bain

Study Says Men Who Take Psychedelics Are Less Likely to Be Violent Partners

Researchers found men who tripped were half as likely to hurt a significant other, and “emotional regulation” may play a role.
Sarah Berman
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

How to Change Your Mind with Psychedelics

In his new book, health and food reporter Michael Pollan explores the science and future of psychedelics as mental health treatments.
VICE Staff
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

The Man Who Treated His OCD with Magic Mushrooms

On this episode, we talk to Adam Strauss, creator of the off-broadway show 'The Mushroom Cure,' about his experience treating his mental health with psychedelics.
VICE Staff
The VICE Guide to Right Now

People Who Take Psychedelics Are Less Likely to Commit Violent Crimes, Study Says

Research indicates "lifetime" use of drugs like magic mushrooms or LSD actually lessen the chances a person will commit a crime like theft or assault.
Louise Matsakis

The Compassion I Feel for My Drugged-Out Gay Bar Patrons

I've seen drugs ruin lives working the door of an LA gay bar. But as a former addict, I know that sobriety only comes from within—and that we can't judge others, no matter what.
Jeff Leavell

I Tried Psychedelic Therapy to Help Get Over My Father's Death

I spent a day tripping on shrooms in a sunny London garden in an attempt to jump-start my grieving process.
Charlie Gilmour

That Time Nina Tarr Did Shrooms in Maui and Ended Up in a Moldy Man Cave

The comedian explains how a serene Fourth of July swim in Hawaii quickly devolved into a disgusting sandy nightmare.
VICE Staff

The Citizen Scientists Using Mushrooms to Cure Their Cluster Headaches

"We can either just live in pain or we can try and fix it ourselves."
Jennifer Swann

How Long Until We Can Grow Medicinal Magic Mushrooms: An Investigation

A wave of studies say psychedelics can treat depression, end-of-life anxiety, addiction and more. So we asked experts when we'll legally be able to grow medicinal shrooms at home.
Sarah Berman
High Wire

Shrooms Could Make Cancer Patients Less Terrified of Death

Psilocybin can help cancer patients cope with depression and anxiety, according to two new studies. But will President Trump fund research in what could be a revolutionary development in psychiatry?
Maia Szalavitz