mental health

There Was Nothing “Wasted” About My Youth Spent Clubbing on Ecstasy

Some of us who spent a lot of time using drugs in our youth have a tendency to look back…

May 18, 2021

Groundbreaking PTSD Trial Moves MDMA Closer to Medical Approval

On May 3, MDMA—the psychedelic drug colloquially known as Molly or ecstasy—moved one step closer to receiving medical approval for…

May 6, 2021

Study Shows How Much Vapes Can Help Smokers With Schizophrenia

A groundbreaking study from Italy with adults who have schizophrenia spectrum disorders found that using JUUL vapes helped some 40…

March 22, 2021

How Will Oregon Implement Legal Psilocybin Therapy?

Oregon has begun a two-year process to implement its Psilocybin Services Act, making the state the first in the nation…

March 17, 2021

Why Didn’t Rochester’s New Mental Health Crisis Team Prevent Latest Police Brutality?

An incident of police brutality in Rochester, New York, calls into question reforms the city has put in place to…

February 9, 2021

Pandemic Hits Harm Reduction Workers Hard—Particularly “Peers”

A few weeks back, Soma Snakeoil, an artist and the founder of Los Angeles-based organization the Sidewalk Project, came across…

January 14, 2021

Blueberries, Xanny Bars, Clazzys: My Anxiety-Driven Benzo Journey

I have been doing Valium since the age of 16. They were called “blueberries” where I was from, and there…

January 12, 2021

Reason to Raise a Glass: The Alcohol-Zero-Tolerance Project Is Doomed

The World Health Organization has declared that there is no safe level of drinking—a zero-tolerance, just-say-no approach to alcohol. Public…

December 24, 2020

Forced, Rapid Adoptions Are a Weapon of the Drug War

“I hate myself.” The words slipped out of my youngest child’s mouth with a casual levity. Only 5 years old,…

December 21, 2020

NYC’s New Non-Police Mental Health Crisis Response Still Resembles Policing

New York City receives 200,000 mental health-related 911 calls each year. In addition to the Emergency Medical Technicians who respond…

December 2, 2020