The Next Big Addiction Treatment

Several psychedelic drugs are touted as effective treatments for drug and alcohol abuse. But psilocybin combined with therapy is emerging as the most effective.

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This Wellness Center Uses Ketamine for Mental Health

Thanks to legal loopholes and a patchwork of compelling research, businesses like Nushama in New York City are writing the rules as they go.

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Dr. Bronner’s, the Soap Company, Dips Into Psychedelics

Under the leadership of the founder’s grandsons, the company has become a big financial backer of efforts to loosen government restrictions on illegal drugs.

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Health Workers, ‘Risking Their Own Lives to Save Ours’

Responses to an essay that urged additional compensation for health workers. Also: Space heaters and the Bronx fire; entertaining young kids; ketamine.

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How Psychedelic Drugs Can Be Used for Mental Health

Many recreational drugs known for mind-altering trips are being studied to treat depression, substance use and other disorders. Here’s what you need to know.

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Bolsonaro Appeared to Me in a Ketamine Hallucination

I became an elephant, an octopus, a balloon. I grew giant hands. But I couldn’t shake my sadness.

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I Took Ketamine for My Depression. Things Got Pretty Weird.

I became an elephant, an octopus, a balloon. I grew giant hands. But I couldn’t shake my sadness.

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The Ketamine Cure

The once-taboo drug has been repurposed to treat depression and is even available for delivery. But how safe is it?

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