Taking LSD, MDMA, and DMT to Treat Mental Health

While psychedelic drugs such as LSD, psilocybin, and are most commonly associated with recreational highs and headtrips, a groundswell of academic opinion suggests that the substances could be utilized to serve a raft of therapeutic benefits as well. In , official trials of medicinal are only just starting to get off the ground.

But a small community of psychotherapists—along with self-medicating users—have been using acid and mushrooms to treat mental health conditions for years, with promising results. We speak to some of the people who are at the coalface of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy in —and hear their views on how mind-expanding drugs could be the next frontier in mental health treatment.

Please note that since this video was made, a medical trial using psilocybin for palliative care patients will be introduced in Melbourne, Australia. Read more: s

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