Doctors from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have recently revisited data from the 60’s and 70’s that showed that on average, 59% of the alcoholics treated with Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) improved their condition, in studies performed by the university. While the university’s neuro-scientists seem puzzled that this positive data “never caught on”, we are in no way surprised, because of the way the US Government led the charge to stigmatize LSD use, to bury it, to deny it’s therapeutic value, a tact that definitely affected the perception of the chemical world wide.
“It was rather common for patients to claim significant insights into their problems, to feel that they had been given a new lease on life, and to make a strong resolution to discontinue their drinking,” the researchers noted in the Journal of Psychopharmacology.
There was also a similar beneficial effect on maintained abstinence from alcohol.
LSD interacts with a specific type of serotonin receptors in the brain, which may stimulate new connections and open the mind for new perspectives and possibilities.
Common for patients to claim significant insight into their problems? Why, that sounds dangerously close to the truth, doesn’t it? America must be in need of pouring several more billion dollars into it’s Anti-Acid Propaganda Program. How about the notion suggested in the quotation that there was “also a similar beneficial effect on maintained abstinence from alcohol”?
So, if we reason correctly, LSD is a more effective therapy for alcoholism than not drinking at all, according to Norway’s scientific community. The article goes on to claim:
“Given the evidence for a beneficial effect of LSD on alcoholism, it is puzzling why this treatment approach has been largely overlooked,” says researcher Pal-Orjan Johansen.
The study authors concluded that one of the problems with the original studies is lack of patients to definitely prove that there was a positive outcome.
It was also tough for scientists to gain approval for LSD drug trials since the drug was declared a controlled substance with Schedule I status in 1970.
Scientists have also been analyzing the benefits of psilocybin or “magic mushrooms” on patients with depression.
Psilocybin seems to affect the medial prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain that is hyperactive in people who suffer from depression, reports Reuters.
Ketamine, a drug which gained popularity during the rave scene of the 1990s, has also been touted for helping patients suffering from extreme forms of depression.
So can this doctor really not figure out why relevant data about positive LSD research was suppressed? Some head scratcher. “Magic Mushrooms”…LOL. Positive effects of Ketamine? You don’t say, Norway!
Again, it sounds too truthful to actually be in mass print. If you’re interested, check out the article before the Ministry of Propaganda makes article and writer disappear. Also, check out One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, if you have not. Ken Kesey wrote key parts of the classic while on LSD, a powerful testament in itself to the glory of the chemical.