The Globe and Mail
The promise and pitfalls of psychedelics

Turn on the TV or flip through the latest bestseller list and it’s clear there’s a renewed interest in the potential of psychedelic drugs to provide emotional healing.

Shows like Nine Perfect Strangers, based on the novel of the same name, and books like Michael Pollan’s How to Change Your Mind look closer at the revolutionary treatment of psychedelics for severe forms of mental suffering. Meanwhile, a small but growing body of recent research has shown these substances may be just what clinicians need to help the most treatment-resistant cases of mental illness in Canada.

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