Ketamine could help treat severe traumatic brain injuries in children
Children with severe traumatic brain injury are at risk of dying or neurologic impairment. But despite decades of research, treatment options remain limited.
Half of Americans want Prince Harry's visa reviewed after drugs admission
Despite 51 percent saying Harry was right to reveal his history with drugs in "Spare," more than half of respondents in a new poll want his visa reviewed.
Researchers Look To Psychedelics To Transform Mental Healthcare
Researchers and investors are looking to unlock the power of mushrooms.
Can psychedelics cure? Science is on the verge of finding out
A neuroscientist says these substances have the potential to "revolutionize" mental health treatment, although many unknowns remain.
Most People Who Have Near-Death Experiences Report the Same Thing After
Researchers from Johns Hopkins surveyed more than 3,900 people who have had near-death experiences or have taken psychedelic drugs.
Psychedelic-Themed Market With Groceries, Light Shows Baffles Viewers
A Las Vegas-based art entertainment venue is drawing attendees, though not everyone is sure what it is.
Depression Wrecked a Man's Life—Until He Took Magic Mushroom Ingredient
Five years after participating in the first trial that used psilocybin as a therapy for treatment-resistant depression, Kirk Rutter tells Newsweek: "It really penetrated me emotionally."
Toad Venom—Effects of Psychedelic Mike Tyson Took Explained
Some studies have shown the use of toad venom may potentially have psychotherapeutic effects. But is the mind-altering drug dangerous?
Detroit Votes To Decriminalize Drugs Like Magic Mushrooms
The latest move comes as scientists around the world investigate the potential therapeutic applications of such substances.
Where Magic Mushrooms Are Decriminalized in the U.S. As Detroit Set to Vote
Detroit could join a handful of other jurisdictions around the United States that have taken steps to loosen regulatory restrictions on psychoactive mushrooms.
Psychedelics May Treat the Post-COVID Mental Health Crisis
We need to stop treating psychedelics as illicit recreational drugs and go back to looking at them in the same way we did before the war on drugs started.
Fungi Will Be Found on Other Planets Says Top Mushroom Expert
"Our planet is unlikely to be unique in the inevitable creation of life from matter," renowned mycologist Paul Stamets told Newsweek.
Molly, Psychedelic Drug, Shows Promise As Mental Health Treatment: Study
A new study on MDMA, or "Ecstasy," and PTSD patients shows the potency of powerful new treatments based on psychedelic drugs.
Man Injects Magic Mushrooms, Gets Organ Failure As They Grow in His Blood
The man spent 22 days in hospital following the incident.
How Magic Mushrooms Might Dissolve the Ego Revealed
A new study has examined the impact of psilocybin—the active ingredient in magic mushrooms—on the brain.
Taking DMT Can Lead to Alien-Abduction-Like Experiences, Study Shows
Scientists at Johns Hopkins University assessed the experiences of over 2,000 people who had taken the psychedelic drug.
Dr. Bronner's Soap Wants American Culture to Integrate Magic Mushrooms ASAP
Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps has committed a million dollars to a campaign to legalize psilocybin therapy in Oregon.
Where Does '420' Come From? The True Story of Pot's Favorite Number
The famous name comes from exactly where you'd expect it to: high school kids looking to get stoned.
Woman Snorted 550 Times 'Normal' LSD Dose Thinking It Was Cocaine
While the overdose itself was an unpleasant experience, the trip may have had "positive effects" on the chronic foot pain that the woman was suffering from, according to a case study report.
Magic Mushrooms Help Ease Anxiety, Depression in Cancer Patients for Years
Scientists followed the progress of over a dozen cancer patients who took psilocybin.
Psychedelic Drugs Linked to Transformative Experiences
Scientists spoke to over 1,000 people at arts and music festivals about their experiences taking psychedelics.
Scientists Discover Psychedelic DMT Creates Waking Dream State in Brain
"DMT has remarkable effects in human consciousness," Christopher Timmermann, from the Centre for Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London, told Newsweek.
Iowa Lawmaker Proposes Decriminalizing Psychedelics
"Why do I even want to be in the Legislature, why do I want to be a part of the office?' It was this issue."
This Trippy 1980s Video Could Help to Explain Conscious
Explaining consciousness is one of the hardest problems in science and philosophy.
What Happens When You Die? Scientists Might Know
Taking the hallucinogenic DMT is said to resemble a near death experience. A woman taking the drug as part of a study spoke to Newsweek about being "dropped into a cosmic soup."
FDA Approves Magic Mushrooms Depression Drug Trial
Trial participants will take the psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms while having psychological therapy.
'Microdoses' of LSD and Shrooms Could Reduce Anxiety
Users who took minute doses of LSD and mushrooms also reported an improved mood and sharpened focus.
Psychedelics Can Cause Lasting Changes In Personality
Participants in clinical trials who were given a small dose of psychedelics were rated as having more openness than non-users.
LSD Can 'Harmonize' The Brain
Taking the drug resulted in the emergence of a "new type of order in the brain."
New Machine Lets Users Trip Without Drugs
It's a psychedelic trip, without the psychedelics.