Oakland becomes 2nd US city to legalize magic mushrooms

U.S. 06/05/19, 01:31

Oakland on Tuesday became the second U.S. city to decriminalize magic mushrooms after a string of speakers testified that psychedelics helped them overcome depression, drug addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder.The City Council voted unanimously to decriminalize the adult use and possession of magic mushrooms and other entheogenic, or psychoactive, plants ...

Army vet charged with injuring 8 people in intentional crash

U.S. 04/26/19, 00:21

An Army veteran with a history of post-traumatic stress disorder was on his way to a Bible class when he told investigators he intentionally drove into a group of men, women and children, injuring eight people, police said.Isaiah Joel Peoples, 34, was scheduled to appear in court Friday in San ...

Iraq veteran jailed after car plows into pedestrians; 8 hurt

U.S. 04/25/19, 17:02

A former Army sharpshooter with a history of post-traumatic stress disorder plowed his car at high speed into a group of pedestrians in a Silicon Valley suburb, injuring eight people, then told authorities that he intentionally hit them, police said. Isaiah Joel Peoples, 34, gave no indication why he targeted the ...

Inmates battling addiction get an unlikely ally: a puppy

U.S. 01/11/19, 01:11

Caitlin Hyland's New Hampshire jail cell looks like those of many of her fellow inmates, featuring family photos, a few books and a cot. But one thing sets it apart: the cage on the floor for a 4-week-old puppy. Hyland, a 28-year-old from Concord, New Hampshire, who is serving time for ...

Driver held after hitting scooter rider in California chase

U.S. 01/03/19, 20:57

A driver who may have been suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder ran over a scooter rider and led police on a chase through Southern California Thursday before he was arrested after a 45-minute freeway standoff, authorities said. The driver was taken into custody on southbound Interstate 5 near Camp Pendleton in ...

Judge allows class-action lawsuit by mentally ill veterans

U.S. 11/16/18, 12:29

Thousands of Navy and Marine Corps veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who developed post-traumatic stress disorder but were denied Veterans Affairs health benefits have been given a green light to sue the military, under a ruling by a federal judge in Connecticut.Senior U.S. District Judge Charles Haight Jr. in New ...

Meditation helps vets with post-traumatic stress disorder

Treatment 11/15/18, 18:32

Meditation worked as well as traditional therapy for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder in a small experiment sponsored by the Department of Defense. Researchers say meditation could be a better choice for some vets who can't handle exposure therapy, a preferred treatment for the Department of Veterans Affairs. The three-month experiment ...

Long trip: Psychedelic advocate nears goal of legal ecstasy

Health 11/01/18, 07:43

A psychedelic advocacy group has brought MDMA — the illegal party drug also known as ecstasy — to the brink of medical legitimacy after 32 years of trying.The Food and Drug Administration has labeled the drug a potential "breakthrough" for post-traumatic stress disorder and cleared late-stage studies of up to ...

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