David Nutt

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Hangxiety: “When people start drinking in the mornings...  they’re in a cycle of dependence.” Stock Photograph: Alex and Laila / Getty

If you are looking forward to your first stiff drink after a dry January, be warned: it may feel bittersweet. You may feel you deserve an alcoholic be(...)

Much of the early clinical use of LSD involved it being used to help people with problems such as alcoholism, drug addiction and depression. Photograph: iStock

In Ireland, our national groove often suggests that things never change, or else they change at an almost-bewildering pace. But even the speedy chang(...)

Diane does not look like someone who would drug your venison chilli. She sits on a San Francisco patio, her dewy blue eyes lucid, her blonde, subtly a(...)

Psilocybin, the psychedelic compound in magic mushrooms, may one day be an effective treatment for patients with severe depression, scientists said on Tuesday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Psilocybin, the psychedelic compound in magic mushrooms, may one day be an effective treatment for patients with severe depression, scientists said on(...)

Should the Robin Williams test  replace the Turing test for AI?

For such a vital human capacity, consciousness is still a mystery to us. The question “What is consciousness?” has long been explored by philosophers (...)

In Colorado, tax revenue from marijuana is ring-fenced for the upgrade of schools run down as a result of spending cuts.  Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

Watching Bob Dylan at Slane, I found clinching evidence of the factual basis of the first line in Lenny Bruce’s autobiography, How To Talk Dirty And I(...)

Dude, where’s my hit?: journalist Jon Snow and doctor Christian Jessen on Drugs Live: Cannabis Dude, where’s my hit?: journalist Jon Snow and doctor Christian Jessen on Drugs Live: Cannabis

I’ve often murmured, “Are you on drugs?” as I’ve watched Jennie Bond gush about a royal hat, and I’ve often thought you’d have to be on drugs as Dr(...)