Could Psychedelic Drugs Save Your Life?

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Original Air Date: 
September 23, 2017
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Back in the sixties, LSD was all the rage — not just in the counterculture but also in psychiatric clinics. Then psychedelics were outlawed and decades of research vanished. Now, psychedelic science is back — and the early results are extraordinary. A single dose of psilocybin can help people with addictions, PTSD and end-of-life anxiety. We’ll examine this revolution in medicine, and explore the connections between psychedelics and mystical experience.

This program is a re-airing of a broadcast from March 5, 2017.

AYELET WALDMAN

How taking microdoses of LSD for a month helped her find a calm she hadn’t known for years.More

Length: 
12:07
Black hole

Psychedelic drugs show remarkable promise for treating addiction and end-of-life anxiety.More

Length: 
12:40
deep blue

Katherine MacLean describes her work as a skilled guide to a psychedelic trip. More

Length: 
9:48
trippy mountain

Desperate for help with his PTSD, Dan Kasza took a strange brew of frog venom and ayahuasca.More

Length: 
6:52
the face of god

Can psychedelics help you find God? Clinical psychologist Bill Richards thinks so. More

Length: 
14:07
Black hole

Researchers revisit the controversial but potentially life-changing treatment first explored in the 1960s.More