Santa next to a magic mushroom
December 21st, 2018

Where does the objectively strange story of a man in a red and white suit who travels with flying reindeer come from? One popular theory involves Siberian shamans bearing particularly special gifts: magic mushrooms. Continue reading

Person injection drugs
November 5th, 2018

The Church of Safe Injection is combating the opioid crisis by handing out sterile needles, overdose medication – and bibles, just for good measure. But some say this approach only enables addicts and promotes long-term addiction. Continue reading

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte
August 24th, 2017

Drug dealers are not exactly model citizens, but do they deserve to die? In the Philippines, the answer is a resounding “yes”. Upon taking office, the country’s president, Rodrigo Duterte, instituted a uniquely violent strategy to combat the country’s drug … Continue reading

Psychedelic mushrooms
July 31st, 2017

Researchers at John Hopkins University and New York University have convinced a group of religious leaders to try “magic” mushrooms in the name of science. The researchers will give two dozen priests, rabbis and pastors controlled doses of psilocybin, the … Continue reading

January 29th, 2016

Chances are that you or someone you know has struggled with an addiction at some point. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), about 24 million people, that’s 1 of every 10 Americans over the age … Continue reading