Going on a shroom, DMT or acid trip may not sound like a conventional therapy session, but there’s a psychedelic revolution going on in the world of mental health treatment. Illegal drugs previously associated with hippies and raves are now being used to treat PTSD, depression, anxiety, addiction and obsessive disorders.
This is the story of how incredible new research is bringing the therapeutic benefits of magic mushrooms, LSD, MDMA and DMT to light – and how the War on Drugs has needlessly held this research back for 50 years.
In War On Drugs, we examine the social implications of prohibition worldwide. Any attempt to shut down the trade in drugs such as heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, ketamine or weed invariably sets off a chain of events that just makes things worse, leaving a trail of death, illness, violence, slavery, addiction, crime and inequality across the globe.
Everyone loses – except, in a weird kind of way, the drugs themselves.
Watch more from this series:
How America Got Hooked on Opioids | The War on Drugs
Debunking Crystal Meth Myths | The War on Drugs
The War on Drugs is Racist to the Core | The War on Drugs
Ketamine: The Next Big Antidepressantwww.youtube.com/embed/XfmPu8l24wY
‘Spice’ is Britain’s Most Dangerous Drugwww.youtube.com/embed/L62rHDJFAkg
The Great MDMA Drought and Its Deadly Consequenceswww.youtube.com/embed/RUNvLPNLxSw
Why Portugal Decriminalized All Drugswww.youtube.com/embed/9dU5yiKBqCk
Mephedrone: The Drug That Changed Dealing
Is the Netherlands Turning Into a Narco-State?
How America Got Hooked on Opioids
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