Official Trailer for Documentary 'Dosed' Examines Magic Mushrooms
by Alex Billington
February 14, 2020
"What is the best way to love yourself?" There's nothing better that nature itself to help us venture down a path to betterment. Dosed is a documentary drama about the power of psychedelic mushrooms. After years of prescription medications failed her, a suicidal woman, Adrianne, turns to underground healers to try and overcome her depression and opioid addiction with illegal psychedelic meds like magic mushrooms and iboga. "Adrianne's first dose of psilocybin mushrooms catapulted her into an unexpected world of healing where plant medicines are redefining our understanding of mental health and addiction." There have been a few other docs like this recently, including one about kratom, and plenty about marijuana, attempting to teach us the truth about these entirely natural, organic healing methods. This also seems like it would make a great double feature with the Fantastic Fungi doc about the wonderful world of mushrooms. Give it a try.
Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Tyler Chandler's documentary Dosed, from YouTube:
Plant medicines are redefining our understanding of mental health and addiction. After many years of prescription medications failed her a suicidal woman (Adrianne) turns to underground healers to try and overcome her depression, anxiety, and opioid addiction with illegal psychedelic medicine like magic mushrooms and iboga. Adrianne’s first dose of psilocybin mushrooms catapulted her into an unexpected world of healing and on a personal journey. Dosed is directed by up-and-coming Canadian doc filmmaker Tyler Chandler, directing his first feature after producing the doc films Donkey Love and Genius Factory previously. This first premiered at the San Francisco Documentary Festival & Dances With Films Festival last year, as well as the Melbourne Film Festival. Mancurama will release Chandler's Dosed doc in select US theaters starting March 20th next month. For more info, visit the film's official website. Who's intrigued?
Natural choice is best choice.
DAVIDPD on Feb 14, 2020
The last statement is not that bad thought ...
shiboleth on Feb 14, 2020
What last statement, shiboleth? I commented above and you might be interested in reading it. You ever take mushrooms?
thespiritbo on Feb 14, 2020
'The question is not why addiction, but why the pain' is a sentence that is aiming to ask better question about the cause than just about the consequence of the things. As for your comment, it's cool and vivid as others, so it was not missed. You obviousyl had quite a few interesting experiences which makes an interesting life. In that respect, I'm glad for you. As for me, I was close to people who took many things on their way to psychedelic experience, but I did it only once and it didn't quite impress me. Moreover, I think I never really felt the need for it so I'm closer to know many stories from some of my buddies while I'm less experienced in that respect. I also have a lady friend in Canada who's smoking a lot of grass but only for medical reasons to ease pain from her back and she's not too happy to be high so often so, I guess, it's a limited pleasure. All in all, not biggie for me, but I gather such experiences since they tend to tell a lot about other people and life that surrounds me in general ...
shiboleth on Feb 15, 2020
Sounds to me like you're a pretty smart guy, shiboleth, and have always been. I took LSD about half a dozen times even though after the first time I knew it wasn't for me...just got caught up in the social, hippie, let's trip thing. I drank too much and smoked pot too much and just thought I was a drinking, thinking man and writer and actor and blah blah blah. I'm lucky I survived it all and it was the smartest thing I ever did 34 yrs. ago walking accidentally into an AA meeting and hearing what was being said enough to stay and be sober ever since that fateful day. When I stumbled in by accident a very well known popular actress was speaking about her drinking problems and I realized I too had the same problem. She and I became friends and both she and I are still sober and clean these 34 yrs. later. So, yea...you seemed smart and had a good head on your shoulders to not get involved in all of 'it'. I admire that. It didn't hurt me and I had a lot of fun, but I almost didn't get the message to stop it all. Glad I did. Cheers.
thespiritbo on Feb 15, 2020
My experiences brought me in contact with addiction of my father with alchohol very early in my life. Yes, he was an alcoholic and near him, as a child, I felt strong repulsiveness to alcohol. After some time, I started more regularly going out, having fun and party with people, which again incluled too much drinking and very often drugs were involved. That was another level of rejecting addictive stuff for me. Not that I didn't taste things. And also, I still have a lot of alcohol at home (mostly brought as a present by my friends or some other visitors), but I learned a long time ago to be very moderate about it (I almost never dring alone and always very little). I just don't find too much pleasure in those things. I guess, that's some wisdom I gathered with time, but also a way of life. Of course, I'm not a saint since I really overdo with books and films. And occasionally meeting nice women. And even then, I still consider my life crazy without all that addictive stuff. As for you, I'm glad you got your life straightened on time. Those are cool, simple and important things at the same time that make life possible and worth of living. Cheers Bo ...
shiboleth on Feb 16, 2020
thespiritbo on Feb 16, 2020
If people think it'll help them with whatever I wish them luck. 'Magic' mushrooms have been around forever. In March of 1976, I ate some the night before I left to work on a big movie shooting in the Philippines. When the typhoon hit and destroyed the sets everyone went back to the states for 2 months. I went to Singapore and Thailand and spent over 3 weeks in Bali. There you could go to a certain restaurant and get mushrooms in an omelet. I found and went to a little shack/stand with 4 stools at the counter and had vegetable soup. You could see the dozen or more mushrooms floating around on top. It was called Blue Meanie soup referencing the blue meanies in the Beatles Yellow Submarine. They even had drawings/paintings of those characters painted on this little stand. They worked...lol...Me and one of the assistant editors ate that soup and less than an hour later were sitting on the beach watching one of the famous Bali sunsets flying higher and higher and even higher...lol...took them one more time in Bali with some ladies from Australia...Last time I took them though. I got depressed or bummed out coming down off of them. To me they were just like acid or mescaline...very similar psychedelic tripping. Acid was probably stronger, but depends on how much, etc. There was a lot of those blue colored mushrooms floating around in the soup in Bali though...lol...having said that I don't know that I would suggest a depressed person taking any psychedelic trip. It's a pretty heavy experience.
thespiritbo on Feb 14, 2020
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