The Hero’s Dose

‘The Hero’s Dose’: Ancient Psychedelic Therapy Gets a Modern Exploration

The idea to write about his quarter-century psychedelic experience had been rolling around in Derek Beres’ head for a while. Perhaps it would be something that would appeal to others who dabble in ‘shrooms or acid. Or maybe it could be…
2020 Voters Guide to Psychedelic Ballot Measures

The 2020 Voters Guide to Psychedelic Ballot Measures

There’s a lot at stake this election year November 3rd. Voting by mail has started, and more than 9 million Americans have already mailed in their ballots. Beyond the future of our democracy, there are a few notable ballot measures across…
Vine Ventures
Psychedelics Are Helping Women Beat Breast Cancer

How Psychedelics Are Helping Women Beat Breast Cancer

In 2012, author Erica Rex had her first experience with psilocybin. She was three years into a breast cancer diagnosis. Could psychedelics hold the cure? Or at least, part of it? Research is beginning to point to a possible link. Rex volunteered…
Interview with Ember Health
Can Psychedelics Improve Your Sex Life

Can Psychedelics Improve Your Sex Life?

Research into psychedelics shows promise in treating a growing number of ailments including treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, PTSD, and post-operative pain. But it may do you some good in the bedroom, too, according to new scientific…
Mert Guler and Angelo Capone
Report On Psychedelics Podcast Endorsement Season
Psychotherapy and Psychedelics Work Together

How Psychotherapy and Psychedelics Work Together at This Ketamine Center

If you ask Veronika Gold about Polaris Insight Center, the San Francisco-based ketamine-assisted psychotherapy clinic she founded two years ago with a handful of colleagues, she will tell you it is the actualization of a lifelong dream…
Why Are Psychedelics Illegal

Why Are Psychedelics Illegal?

There was no single moment when all psychedelics became illegal in America. The process took at least four decades to unfold, beginning a year into the Great Depression with the demonization of marijuana. The blueprint created during that effort…