Psychedelics and the New Future

In 1999 my brother Dan was a hero to a particular set of heroin and crack addicts who were trying to escape from their crumbling lives. They were jumping at the chance of a fresh start, the promise of a withdrawal-free recovery from their dependencies, one that Dan had offered them as a genuine, if unusual option. Dan had no training in drug rehabilitation, he had no past experience as an addict, in fact he had never shown any indication that this was a path he was even interested in, and yet here he was receiving dozens of calls from traumatized addicts around the world — and helping them. How did…