mental health

I Ate Psychedelic Mushrooms to Treat My Postpartum Depression

"Project Baby—My First Year As a Less Than Perfect Mother" author Julie Ugleholdt says that microdosing shrooms helped her mental health.
Maria Brus Pedersen
My First Time

The First Time I Had Sex On Drugs, I Thought I Was in Love

"When you’re having sex on MDMA [molly], it feels like it’s never going to end, in the best possible way."
Chloe Eliot

Making Mac Miller's Death About Ariana Grande Is a Sexist Distraction

"It was not Ariana Grande's responsibility to save Mac Miller in the relationship, and it’s not her burden to carry now. The entertainment industry needs to find a way to support victims of drug abuse."
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
Weed Week 2018

A Feminist Weed Farmer's Guide to Growing

The weed industry is notoriously male-dominated. Madrone Stewart wants to change that.
Zing Tsjeng

Why a Mom Is Fighting for Legalization After Her Daughter's Overdose on Molly

Oxford schoolgirl Martha Fernback died of cardiac arrest following an accidental MDMA overdose when she was 15. Her mother, Anne-Marie Cockburn, wants to prevent the same thing happening to others.
Sirin Kale

How Tripping on Ayahuasca Could Help People with Eating Disorders

Could a powerfully hallucinogenic tea hold the key to treating eating disorders? A new study interviews ED sufferers who have experimented with the herbal drug from the Amazon.
Erin Hiatt

Some Good News for Once: Smoking Weed Won't Give You Anxiety

A new analysis debunks the myth that cannabis use causes anxiety disorder symptoms.
Gabby Bess

The Pot-Smoking Female Mystics of Bangladesh

The Bauls are a spiritual sect of troubadours who roam the countryside and sing for their supper. They also smoke a lot of weed.
Nathan Thompson

The Hidden Epidemic of Women Dying from Drugs in England and Wales

Despite drug use in general falling, new government statistics show that female drug-related deaths have risen dramatically in the last decade. And experts argue that the true scale of the problem may be even greater than we know.
Sirin Kale

The English Countess Revolutionizing Psychedelic Drugs Research

An emerging body of scientific evidence suggests that recreational drugs like magic mushrooms could treat mental illness. And we have Amanda Feilding, a hippie aristocrat turned drug reformer, to thank for it.
Zing Tsjeng

What It's Like to Date a Drug Addict

“He told me via text message that he’d only just had his first hit, and I locked myself in the office restroom and cried for a while.”
Lisa Ludwig

Being Cheated On Doesn't Just Ruin Your Life—It Also Ruins Your Health

A recent study reveals the mental and physical consequences of experiencing infidelity.
Kimberly Lawson