The relationship between celebrities and drugs, due to the high public exposure experienced by the former, has always been in the media spotlight. The stories of celebrities’ long struggle with addictions are told galore, as well as the surreal anecdotes that some of them have told after trying different substances.
However, few stories are as surprising as the one told by actress Kristen Bell on the ‘Hypochondriactor’ podcast. The 40-year-old interpreter, who has been suffering from depression for two decades, explained how magic mushrooms helped her battle this mental illness.
Bell was encouraged to try these drugs after reading last year Michael Pollan’s book ‘How to Change Your Mind’ (‘How to change your mind’). “He delves a lot into this underground academic community that has continued to study the effects of LSD and psilocybin (the technical name for magic mushrooms “).
After reading, Bell wanted to try this last substance to “see what doors opened and take a trip of your own.” The actress defends the use of this type of drugs because, according to her, they get “take you to places in your brain much deeper and more healing than anything else.”
For the experience, which he carried out on his birthday, Bell enlisted the help of her husband, Dax Shepard. “I am very lucky to be married to an ex-drug addict.”he jokingly referred to his partner’s past addictions, before adding that it was he who was in charge of obtaining the substance and “taking care of it” after she consumed it.
And the results, as she stressed, did not disappoint her at all. The actress discovered that she was “in love” with her own body again. “In my head, I had separated this body that has done so much good in life, that has carried me through happiness and pain and exercise and laziness, so I couldn’t stop touching my legs saying, ‘You are strong. You are elegant ‘he explained.