Psilocybin, the hallucinogenic chemical in some mushrooms, may affect a part of the brain that some scientists believe is responsible for the ego.
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"The basic records being kept are annual reports on the number of deaths from drug overdose. But that's only part of the picture."
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"We've figured out how MDMA promotes social interaction and showed that's distinct from how it generates abuse potential among its users."
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Domestic violence and illicit drug use plummeted among women who realized they could live decades longer than expected because of a new HIV treatment.
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The percentage of young adults with a substance use disorder who were able to stop using substances was extremely low, the study finds.
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Talking with people who go to a lot of electronic dance music parties reveals how many have had scary or unsafe experiences with drugs and alcohol.
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