From the Mercury programme: “After many years of prescription medications failed her a suicidal woman turns to underground healers to try and overcome her depression, anxiety, and opioid addiction with illegal psychedelic medicine like magic mushrooms and iboga. Adrianne’s first dose of psilocybin mushrooms catapulted her into an unexpected world of healing where plant medicines are redefining our understanding of mental health and addiction.
Somehow I’ve been bumping into psychedelics quite a bit of late, but that’s probably what comes of asking yourself “Do the ‘Grateful Dead’ really matter (anymore)?”
Once highly regarded therapeutic drugs, LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) being the one most often referred to, used for the treatment of addiction, depression and I   believe originally thought to be successful with a variety of mental disorders including schizophrenia, there was something of an hysterical reaction to them which led, basically, to a blanket ban: a “no go” zone*. Their therapeutic use went more or less underground as did their recreational use. They re-emerged with the rave scene.
I wasn’t completely convinced by the message of the film and many of the assertions contained there-in, but I’d like to keep an open mind, opening the mind being one of the main claims of psychedelic adherents.
In my case it might well be just another case of “not knowing what I don’t know”?
Presented in conjunction with the  Australian Psychedelic Society – APS.
*There have always been strong rumours of (covert) military use / experimentation: that’s where Andy and Vicki, Charlie’s parents, met in Stephen King’s novel “The Firestarter”.