Lsd

American Adults See Occasional LSD Use As Riskier Than Regular Binge Drinking. It's Not.

Americans roughly equate the danger of trying LSD once or twice with consuming four to five alcoholic beverages a day, a testament to our country's …

Can an LSD Overdose Kill You?

The psychedelic drug LSD is still popular. But how dangerous is it?<br>Read More

How a party drug could become the next blockbuster antidepression treatment

As a social worker with 30 years' experience working in hospice care, Christina Ingenito expected to face death gracefully when her time came. But …

Depression

LSD Makes Human Brain ‘More Complete’, According to The Latest Research

The controversial study, published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, has proved that the drug breaks down parts of the brain …

The Brain

CIA's MK-Ultra LSD mind control experiment has lingering legacy

Forty years later, the story still seems hard to credit: In the summer of 1977, Capitol Hill was gripped by revelations of the CIA's top-secret …

Modern Art

Netflix’s ‘Wormwood’ Takes on the CIA’s Secret LSD Experiments — Watch the Trailer!

We’re giddy over the upcoming third season of <i>Fuller House</i> and beyond psyched for season two of <i>Stranger Things</i>, and now Netflix has just announced a new series that already has us on the edge of our seats. <i>Wormwood,</i> from documentary filmmaker Erol Morris, takes on conspiracies, tragedy, and the CIA’s …

Netflix

Netflix Tackles CIA’s Top Secret LSD Experiments In A New True Crime Series

Watch the trailer for ‘Wormwood’<p>Netflix has heard the message loud and clear: The people want more true crime stories. So, more stories about true crime the people will get.<p><i>Strong Island</i> is in the running to be the network’s most important documentaries yet. And it’s being followed up closely by …

Documentaries

Putting Creativity on Your Tab

At <i>1843</i>, Emma Hogan reports that in Silicon Valley, microdosing LSD is the new “body-hacking” tool everyone from engineers to CEOs is using to boost …

Long-form Journalism

No way woman died from LSD overdose at music fest, experts say — ‘It’s not possible’

The San Luis Obispo County Coroner’s Office ruling that a Ventura woman died of an accidental LSD overdose at a music festival in May is not just …

Medicine

Teacher and drug-dealing son allegedly had teens use LSD at home: Cops

SPRINGBORO, Ohio — An Ohio elementary school teacher faces criminal charges over allegations she let her 15-year-old son sell drugs and let teenagers …

Crime

Artist Draws 9 Portraits While on LSD: Inside the 1950s Experiments to Turn LSD into a “Creativity Pill”

LSD was first synthesized in 1938 by chemist Albert Hoffman in a Swiss laboratory but only attained infamy almost two decades later, when it became …

Culture

Acid redux: My long, strange, cancer-fighting trip back to tripping

Our dual cancer diagnoses plunged me and my wife into depression. Could LSD, the drug of my youth, help now?<p>In March 2013 I was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer. Four months later, my wife was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer. In the four years since that dual catastrophe, we have been …

Liberal View

How Silicon Valley rediscovered LSD

Diane does not look like someone who would drug your venison chili. She sits on a San Francisco patio, her dewy blue eyes lucid, her blonde, subtly …

Silicon Valley

Daily briefing: Guam strike plan, Venezuela arrests, Silicon Valley’s rediscovery of LSD

<b>Sign up to receive FirstFT by email here</b><p>Just as US officials were trying to play down President Donald Trump’s headline-grabbing “fire and fury” …

Silicon Valley

The Plan to Prove Microdosing Makes You Smarter

Amanda Feilding has been working towards this goal for half a century.<p>For years now, trendy Silicon Valley bros have been sustaining a slight buzz by …

Cops: Teacher let son sell LSD in her home

SPRINGBORO, Ohio — An Ohio elementary school teacher faces charges she let her 15-year-old son sell LSD and allowed teenagers to use it in her …

Crime

Here's how LSD opened people's minds and changed America

In the 1950s and ’60s, a set of social psychological experiments seemed to show that human beings were easily manipulated by low and moderate amounts of peer pressure, even to the point of violence.<p>It was a stunning research program designed in response to the horrors of the Holocaust, which …

Psychedelia

You're not tripping: LSD is making a comeback

They were scientists and writers in the ’40s and ’50s, mystics and musicians in the ’60s and ’70s, neo-psychedelic counter-culturalists in the ’80s and ’90s.<p>And in the 2010s, they’re back — as college students.<p>“They” are users of LSD – lysergic acid diethylamide, the psychedelic drug that causes …

University of Southern California

Study finds LSD decreases brain reactivity to fearful faces

Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) reduces activity in the emotion processing centre of the human brain known as the amygdala, according to a study …

The Brain

Hippies, Guns, and LSD: The San Francisco Rock Band That Was Too Wild For the Sixties

Do you remember the band The Charlatans? Probably not. They burst onto the scene in San Francisco in 1965, burned brightly, and flamed out by 1968. …

Music

Can psychedelics be used for therapy? Time to allow research to find out

People with life-threatening illnesses can also suffer from anxiety, which is hard to treat, especially when patients are on many other medications. …

Australian News

The Game of Thrones cast went to Glastonbury and freaked out people on LSD

As the countdown to the long awaited seventh season of <i>Game of Thrones</i> reaches its last few days, the hype around the Emmy-winning series has reached …

Game of Thrones

Turn on, tune in, drop by the office

The Silicon Valley avant-garde have turned to LSD in a bid to increase their productivity. Emma Hogan meets the people breakfasting on acid<p>Every …

Long-form Journalism

Police patrol Welsh village that may have a secret LSD stash

A lot of acid is said to be buried in the woods close to the site of what was once one of the biggest LSD manufacturers in the world<p>Police have descended on a small village in west Wales, where a massive stash of LSD is said to be hiding. Treasure hunt?<p>Apparently, the mystery surrounding the huge …

Apparently

Scientists are about to find out how Silicon Valley's LSD habit really affects productivity

According to Amanda Feilding, the founder and director of the UK-based nonprofit Beckley Foundation, one tenth of a full dose of LSD is enough to make her feel "sparkly."<p>Feilding has spent decades collaborating with scientists around the world to better understand how psychedelic drugs like LSD, …

Science

LSD to be tested as a ‘cure for depression’ in Britain for the first time

Silicon Valley execs boast of ‘microdosing’ LSD at work – not enough that they start babbling about faces in the ceiling, but enough to feel inspired.<p>…

LSD Microdosing: The New Silicon Valley Productivity Hack

Tech entrepreneur George Burke consumes a tiny amount of LSD (about a tenth of a typical dose) every morning before he goes to work.He says …

Walter Isaacson

Tripping up: The real danger of microdosing with LSD

TUNE in, drop out… and clock on. Workers in Silicon Valley and elsewhere have long extolled the virtues of LSD and other psychedelics. Small doses, …

Don't Take LSD There for the First Time and Other Top Glastonbury Tips

I've been going to the festival basically every year since I was eight. Let me help you.<p>The first time I went to Glastonbury, I literally cried at the state of the toilets. I was eight. My mum works at the festival, giving massages in the Healing Field, and nothing had prepared me for the long drop …

Glastonbury

Don't Take LSD There for the First Time and Other Top Glasto Tips

I've been going to the festival basically every year since I was eight. Let me help you.<p>The first time I went to Glastonbury, I literally cried at the state of the toilets. I was eight. My mum works at the festival, giving massages in the Healing Field, and nothing had prepared me for the long drop …

Glastonbury