mental health

A Full Moon in the Amazon: My Ayahuasca Experience

In April 2021, I visited Pucallpa in the Amazon region of Peru. The city of 300,000 sits on the hot…

November 18, 2022

What Happens Next After Colorado’s Psychedelics Victory

On November 8, Colorado voters approved Proposition 122 to decriminalize naturally occurring entheogens and create a pathway to legal, licensed…

November 15, 2022

Rehab Profiteering and Abuse: The Lesson of National Medical Enterprises

It seems like every other day we see a news story about a profiteering addiction rehab engaging in unsavory conduct,…

October 28, 2022

I Used Ketamine for Buprenorphine Withdrawal; It Gave Me Peace of Mind

Ketamine washed my thoughts away. It was quite a feat, really. Fifteen years living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), 10…

October 19, 2022

Advocates Condemn California’s New Forced-Treatment Law

On September 14, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the Community Assistance, Recovery and Empowerment (CARE) Act into law. The legislation…

September 16, 2022

Oregon County Considers Banning Legalized Psilocybin Therapy

Linn County, a mostly rural area of Oregon, is considering banning psilocybin services. In November 2020, Oregon voters approved legalizing…

June 24, 2022

First-of-Its-Kind Lawsuit Demands Insurance Companies Cover Medical Marijuana for Behavioral Health

New Mexico’s largest marijuana company and a coalition of patients have filed a class-action lawsuit against seven health insurance companies…

June 15, 2022

Oregon’s Decrim Funding Has Been a Trial to Implement. Better Is to Come.

On February 1, 2021, Oregon became the first state in the nation to decriminalize drug possession, after ballot Measure 110…

June 6, 2022

Oregon Board Rejects Plan to Boost Psilocybin Access, But Fight Goes On

After a closed-doors discussion on May 25, the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board voted to reject an "entheogenic practitioners framework." Some…

June 3, 2022

Gov. Candidate’s Sinister Plan to Ship Unhoused People Out of CA Cities

Make no bones about it, many housed people in California are resentful of the rise of tent cities, public drug…

June 2, 2022