42 minutes | Nov 21, 2022

Psychedelically Tripping Out For Your Mental Health

Granted, there have been people very high on the prospects of psychedelics for a long time as a means of achieving better mental health. But these folks didn’t appear in scientific and medical circles so much as they appeared in drum circles. Things are different now, with very promising research and results being reported on the ability of these drugs to kind of un-stick one’s mind and achieve a better state of mental health.

We talk with freelance reporter and researcher John Semley, who has been reporting on the gold rush among scientists and pharma companies to create and patent new drugs. We find out when these treatments might be available in clinical settings for the general public and when you can pick some up at your local Walgreen’s. 

The High-Stakes Race to Engineer New Psychedelic Drugs by John Semley in Wired

Follow John Semley on Twitter @johnsemley3000.

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