Hallucinogens as Medicine

Is it possible that, because of the war on drugs, we have demonized a treatment for otherwise untreatable diseases? A way to increase personal well-being, permanently treat depression, break the cycle of addiction, and ease the transition from life into death? The solution to all of these problems (for many people) might be a nice, hallucinogenic trip, but taking that trip can be harder than you might think.


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First magic mushroom depression trial hits stumbling block
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Response of cluster headache to psilocybin and LSD.
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