Brad Falchuk helped Gwyneth Paltrow through 'emotional' drug trip

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow's husband Brad Falchuk helped the actress through an "emotional" drug trip while on vacation in Mexico.

The Avengers: Endgame star discussed the incident during the first episode of her six-part Netflix series, The Goop Lab, which included a segment on the healing benefits of psychedelic drugs.

Discussing her own experience, the 47-year-old confessed she was compelled to try MDMA - referred to in some forms as Molly or Ecstasy - after uncovering a case study where it helped one man with his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

"I never thought of MDMA as a psychedelic and when I took it, I didn't hallucinate," she said. "It wasn't a rave, it was actually very, very emotional and I was with my then-boyfriend, who's now my husband, and he's a very empathetic, very profoundly wise person and he was able to help me through it."

She added: "It does make me think there's so much to unearth if I did it (for therapy purposes)."

The new series, which focuses on "unregulated" wellness treatments, is set to premiere on Netflix on 24 January.


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