The Big Trip: How psychedelic drugs are changing lives and transforming psychiatry

For decades, hallucinogens have been associated with technicolour dance floors, sitar-driven Beatles tunes and the controversial evangelism of Timothy Leary. But today, drugs like LSD and MDMA are undergoing a radical transformation — from party drug to potentially revolutionary treatment...

Is psychedelic drug therapy on track to become as ubiquitous as meditation?

Welcome to Part Three of The Big Trip, a special Day 6 series all about the future of psychedelic drugs. Click here for Part One and Part Two. When Estalyn Walcoff became a psychotherapist, she probably didn't expect so many clients to ask her...

How psychedelic therapy could treat mental illness — by helping people think more like kids

Welcome to Part Two of The Big Trip, a special Day 6 series all about the future of psychedelic drugs. It took a hallucinogenic drug to help Octavian Mihai see past his anxiety. In 2012, at the age of 21, Mihai...

‘The Big Trip’ part one: Why some investors and medical researchers are looking past pot to psychedelic drugs

Welcome to Part One of The Big Trip, a special Day 6 series all about the future of psychedelic drugs. In 2014, Sergeant Jon Lubecky was running out of options. The army veteran had struggled with severe PTSD for eight years....

How a U.K. grocery store is making shopping more tolerable for people with autism

For many people, shopping at the grocery store is a relatively benign, even boring affair. But to Billie-Jade Fox, who has autism, it can be an overwhelming experience. "When I walk through the doors of a grocery store, I'm hit...