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A woman dances in the glow of psychedelic light at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco. | Ted Streshinsky/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images
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75 Years After First LSD Trip, Psychedelic Science Is Making a Comeback

Sidelined for decades by the War on Drugs, LSD and other psychedelics are regaining their original reputation as effective therapies for depression and addiction.

The discoverer of the drug Lysergic Acid Diethlyamide, or LSD, Dr. Albert Hofmann | Keystone/Getty Images
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Photo distributed by French Customs authorities shows doses of LSD, in the form of sheets of stamps, seized on August 15, 2008 from a Brazilian whose suitcase contained 40,000 doses. The carrier was arrested off a bus coming from Amsterdam. | DG Douane/AFP/Getty Images