hallucinations

Stuff

Ice Bugs Are Rare and Imaginary but They'll Make You Tear Your Skin Off

Ekbom's syndrome or "delusional parasitosis" is a rare form of neurosis where someone genuinely believes they are being swarmed with bugs.
Royce Kurmelovs
10.28.15
Travel

‘The World's Most Dangerous Drug' Grows Everywhere in Romania

Scopolamine is extracted from Datura, a bush that can be found all over Bucharest – from abandoned parking lots to people's backyards.
Răzvan Călinescu
10.15.15
Travel

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
6.1.15
so sad today

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
5.15.15
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
4.29.15
tech

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
2.27.15
Drugs

A Brief History of Acid Spikings

A Florida family who bought Walmart steaks with acid in them just found out they'll probably never find the culprit. Stories about involuntarily LSD trips rarely end well, or even cleanly.
Mike Pearl
11.21.14
Stuff

Why Is Salvia So Uniquely Terrifying?

Salvia is not exactly fun to use. But the Mazatec people of Mexico make it central to their religious ceremonies.
Kristen Gwynne
10.16.14
HAMILTON'S PHARMACOPEIA

Hallucinogenic HIV Medication in South Africa - Trailer

Hamilton Morris investigates how the life-saving medicine became part of a dangerous drug cocktail.
Hamilton Morris
3.22.14
Drugs

The Odd Couple

The first time I did DMT I was listening to Growing. I left my body and went blissfully floating through a heavenly realm of gothic cathedrals and blue shiny caves under a pink sky made of billowing curtains. Then, unfortunately, I coughed and saw an...
Meg Sneed
9.1.08
Stuff

A Nightmare On Me Street

Hypnagogia: It’s the phenomenon of experiencing very real and quite often terrifying dreamlike sensations while falling asleep or waking up.
VICE Staff
10.2.07