Psychedelic revival: Exploring the therapeutic possibilities of hallucinogens
It used to be associated with the 1960s and flower power, but microdosing has lately become a trend in Silicon Valley and increasing numbers of people are using psilocybin to self-treat mental illnesses. However, while the evidence provides grounds for optimism, the jury is still out on how safe and effective psychedelics really are
Sarah was unsure what to expect when she arrived at a psychedelic retreat in the Netherlands last month. She had been through years of counselling, but was now trying a less conventional therapeutic route. “I was dealing with quite a bit of residual trauma from the past,” she says. “Therapy had been a big help, but there was still this low-level anxiety that seemed impossible to shake.”
Then she discovered a...
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