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Alexander Supertramp and the Failure of Individualist Escape

Sean Penn's film Into the Wild rekindled the debate surrounding Christopher McCandless's dramatic departure from mainstream culture, and his tragic demise. It forces us to ask: how can we preserve “human community” without “returning to civilization?”

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In Pursuit of Safer Highs: Harm Reduction with DanceSafe’s Rachel Clark

Since at least prohibition, anxiety has governed America’s disastrous relationship with substance use. As the 20th century increasingly saw anti-drug sentiment used to fuel moral crusades from “saving the children” to quashing perceived threats against whiteness, “Just Say No” became the mantra of a culture that neither understood addiction nor possessed the language to interrogate …

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Can Psilocybin Reduce Fear of Death in Terminal Cancer Patients

Psilocybin, an active ingredient in magic mushrooms, has been a prodigious interest in the US with several clinical trials on its effectiveness to treat and reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders. The results from these clinical trials have been impeccable, and a possible breakthrough treatment for various ailments in the pharmaceutical industry. …

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