Monday September 21, 2020

Psychedelic drugs: A higher purpose?

Researchers are becoming more convinced of the value of psychedelics in treating depression and addiction

15th January, 2017

It’s late at night, deep in a jungle in Peru, and a group of people are getting ready to drink a tea that will bring on powerful hallucinations. Known as ayahuasca, the brew contains the psychedelic active ingredient DMT, or dimethyltryptamine.

But these people aren’t here to get high – for them, that’s just a side effect. They are here because drinking ayahuasca has gained a reputation for being able to ‘cure’ conditions...

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