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LSD May Help Cure Alcoholism, Study Says
AllMediaNY ^ | March 10, 2012 | Vania Andre

Posted on 03/10/2012 6:23:53 PM PST by AnTiw1

There’s a case for legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes, but what about LSD? A new report released Friday suggests LSD can be used to treat alcoholism.

LSD can prevent patients from relapsing during alcohol abuse treatment, researchers from Norwegian University of Science and Technology found.

“A single dose of LSD has a significant beneficial effect on alcohol misuse,” the researchers wrote.

The study was published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology.

“LSD worked in an entirely different way than any current psychiatric drugs,” Teri Krebs, researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. “Many patients said they had gained a new appreciation for their alcohol problem and new motivation to address it.”

The study involved 536 alcoholics. Two-thirds of the participants were given LSD. 59 percent of those given LSD did not relapse, compared to the 38 percent of those who were not given the drug.

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LSD is a hallucinogenic drug. After receiving a dose of LSD, some participants experienced anxiety and confusion, the researchers reported.

“Overall there is a big effect, show me another treatment with results as good; we’ve missed a trick here... This is probably as good as anything we’ve got [for treating alcoholism].”


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1 posted on 03/10/2012 6:23:58 PM PST by AnTiw1
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To: AnTiw1

i’m just standing back from this one...lol


2 posted on 03/10/2012 6:25:44 PM PST by AnTiw1 (...after two decades in a mormon hell, i will not live in a country with a mormon president...)
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To: AnTiw1

It doesn’t.

I tried. LOL

It just made me a bizarre drunk.


3 posted on 03/10/2012 6:25:44 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

These people ...”the study” authors need to be in a padded cell.


4 posted on 03/10/2012 6:27:35 PM PST by acapesket
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To: AnTiw1

About the only thing LSD can cure is a dull party.


5 posted on 03/10/2012 6:28:49 PM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: acapesket

well, they cured Glenn Beck, don’tchaknow. ... Oh ... never mind. Mind altering stuff gets all jumbled together. LSD LDS, all that weird stuff.


6 posted on 03/10/2012 6:29:16 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: AnTiw1

So you can’t have your hallucinations and drink it, too?


7 posted on 03/10/2012 6:29:19 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: bmwcyle

With alcohol and LSD, not only did I see the pink elephant. I saddled that SOB up and rode it to town.


8 posted on 03/10/2012 6:30:18 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: AnTiw1

Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, considered that LSD migh be useful treaating recovering alcoholics. He may have tried it himself.

Eventually AAs came to believe that total abstinence from mind altering substances is best.


9 posted on 03/10/2012 6:31:21 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: MHGinTN

“Too much LDS.”


10 posted on 03/10/2012 6:31:43 PM PST by Daniel II (Really??????)
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To: AnTiw1

“This just in...
Scientist say decapitation may alleviate migraines.
All these stories and more coming up at 11.”


11 posted on 03/10/2012 6:33:33 PM PST by servo1969
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To: cripplecreek
With alcohol and LSD, not only did I see the pink elephant. I saddled that SOB up and rode it to town.

That was you?

It's a sight I'll never forget.

12 posted on 03/10/2012 6:34:11 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: AnTiw1

“Then there was LSD, which was supposed to make you think you could fly. I remember it made you think you couldn’t stand up, and mostly it was right.”

PJ O’Rourke


13 posted on 03/10/2012 6:36:07 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: AnTiw1

That would really cut into my herion money


14 posted on 03/10/2012 6:36:23 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: AnTiw1

Only in the minds of those who have tried it.


15 posted on 03/10/2012 6:36:58 PM PST by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: cripplecreek

You poor guy. My elephant was multi-colored AND it could fly! I think it was an early 0bamaphant. My head hurt for days after that trip. :)


16 posted on 03/10/2012 6:37:41 PM PST by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: bigheadfred
Buck Nekkid and the Bare Bottom boys were playin in town and the elephant was the only way to get there.

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17 posted on 03/10/2012 6:38:08 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: truth_seeker
Exactly. Two things it just goes to show the prescience of Bill and Bob, but also that real alcoholics covered all the bases before the final conclusion: Total Abstinence. Hell no one like to numb and avoid pain better than an alcoholic. If it was the cure it would have BEEN the cure discovered by the drunks themselves.

I notice this article doesn't go into any real break out of the study itself or why or what or damn near anything. I'd like to know everything about this study. For instance. What is considered a 'cure' on the studies behalf. Definition. How long were the alcoholics 'cured.' You know the usual pragmatic questions that real drunks and their families ask.

18 posted on 03/10/2012 6:38:54 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: AnTiw1

19 posted on 03/10/2012 6:39:32 PM PST by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: al baby
That would really cut into my herion money

It's too late anyways.

20 posted on 03/10/2012 6:39:34 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: truth_seeker

He DID try it, but it was at the time and also in the late 50’s that Mental health researchers tried LSD and Psylocibin mushrooms in research to treat mental illness. It was not found to be helpful and shortly thereafter many of the major psychotropic drugs came on the scene that were very helpful.

we now have medications that help withdrawal from alcohol that are not addictive and antidepressants that treat the very common underlying depression that leads to relapse.


21 posted on 03/10/2012 6:40:00 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (NEWT in 2012)
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To: AnTiw1

It works by convincing you that your beer is actually a man-eating armadillo in a purple miniskirt.


22 posted on 03/10/2012 6:40:45 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: AnTiw1

I guess if you are convinced you are a god then that means you can overcome any problem including addiction to alcohol or drugs!


23 posted on 03/10/2012 6:41:45 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: cripplecreek

And I really wanted to go, but I was fused to a tree at the time.


24 posted on 03/10/2012 6:41:48 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: AnTiw1

Just give em’ a huge stockpile of Meth. That should do as well.


25 posted on 03/10/2012 6:42:01 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: AnTiw1

I’ll stick with alcoholism.


26 posted on 03/10/2012 6:44:37 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: AnTiw1

I’ve used LSD, and I’ve used alchohol, both during my younger years.

Both of these substances make it difficult for me to maintain control over myself, both mentally and physically so I no longer use either. I quit alchohol when I was 23 or so, and LSD was no longer used past about 32.

From my experiences with substances in my life I have learned that if I wanted to gain control of that situation, then I had to muster will and self control and exercise it like I meant it, and that is what I did.

I don’t even want to list the substances I’ve walked away from, because I don’t want to embarrass myself, but I will say that every last thing I quit, I quit on my own, with the help of the Lord of course, but no help group or 12 step or anything like that. I firmly believe that each of us has within us the strength and will to defeat our demons, the only question is how badly do you want to be free?


27 posted on 03/10/2012 6:44:40 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: bigheadfred

I can’t believe that this video isn’t the product of LSD.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYDfwUJzYQg


28 posted on 03/10/2012 6:44:50 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: eyedigress

NO NO NO. Tweekers SUCK.


29 posted on 03/10/2012 6:44:59 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Hunton Peck

” It works by convincing you that your beer is actually a man-eating armadillo in a purple miniskirt. “

And that’s how I met my second wife....

;)


30 posted on 03/10/2012 6:45:05 PM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: AnTiw1

I don’t need a crutch...


31 posted on 03/10/2012 6:45:14 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: AnTiw1
This is probably as good as anything we’ve got [for treating alcoholism].”

How about abstinence?

32 posted on 03/10/2012 6:45:16 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: AnTiw1

This sounds like a repeat of the Leary-Alpert studies at Harvard before they went off the rails. They used both psilocybin and LSD. Not together, I don’t think, that “research” was performed by Kesey.


33 posted on 03/10/2012 6:46:41 PM PST by DBrow
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To: cripplecreek

I would have to agree.


34 posted on 03/10/2012 6:47:16 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Lazmataz

Fascinating, eh?

Though I do recall Bill W. may have tried this.


35 posted on 03/10/2012 6:47:16 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: All

I thought about quitting alcohol but I didn’t want everyone to think I was a quitter.


36 posted on 03/10/2012 6:48:16 PM PST by BipolarBob (When do the salmon return to Capistrano?)
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To: cripplecreek
You see this!

http://www.betweenthelines.net.au/assets/281/feature/ga_alexgrey03.jpg?1259884811

And Being Drunk and Tripping on LSD is the Only way This Movie Makes any sense at all!

37 posted on 03/10/2012 6:48:43 PM PST by KC_Lion (I will NEVER vote for Romney, the GOP will go the way of the Whigs if they nominate him)
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To: chris37

I’m the same way. I walked away from all of it and haven’t been back. Occasionally a beer sounds awfully tasty but I don’t dare.

I like to have my wits about me.


38 posted on 03/10/2012 6:49:38 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: AnTiw1

it’s called GIGO

Garbage in, garbage out.

If you gather all the official reports together, the sum of the reports seem to say it works.

But those who actually went back years later and actually analysed the experiments found major problems...they interviewed those give LSD found problems: those “cured” weren’t cured, so the reports were exaggerated. Some of those in the experiment were prisoner, who would agree to anything (it’s unethical to experiment on prisoners). Some of them were run by those who had determined the result before the experiment, so they cherry picked the results to show it works.


39 posted on 03/10/2012 6:49:51 PM PST by LadyDoc
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To: DBrow
They used both psilocybin and LSD. Not together, I don’t think

Isn't that like trying to ruin a good time with a good time?

40 posted on 03/10/2012 6:49:59 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: AnTiw1

It makes sense. Glen Beck just got LSD and LDS confused. Easy to do.


41 posted on 03/10/2012 6:50:45 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: cripplecreek

LOL


42 posted on 03/10/2012 6:51:27 PM PST by Dominic01 (Political correctness has become a psychosis)
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To: cripplecreek

Roflmao! What would be be more annoying than a drunk? I would imagine an hallucinating drunk!


43 posted on 03/10/2012 6:51:50 PM PST by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - SocratesH)
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To: MHGinTN

GMTA. I posted before I saw your post.

I did a little to much LDS in the 80’s...


44 posted on 03/10/2012 6:51:50 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: AnTiw1

I really didn’t like to do LSD UNLESS I was drinking AND smoking pot. Had to have something to smooth the edges off.


45 posted on 03/10/2012 6:53:25 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: SE Mom

Yes, he did.


46 posted on 03/10/2012 6:53:49 PM PST by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - SocratesH)
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To: SE Mom; Lazamataz
I just googled and I found this, which was interesting: One of his [Bill Wilson] therapeutic journeys lead him to Trabuco College in California, and the friendship of the college’s founder, Aldous Huxley. The author of Brave New World and The Doors of Perception introduced Wilson to LSD-25. The drug rocked Wilson’s world. He thought of it as something of a miracle substance and continued taking it well into the ‘60s. As he approached his 70th birthday, he developed a plan to have LSD distributed at all AA meetings nationwide. The plan was eventually quashed by more rational voices, and a few years later the Federal government made the point moot by making the drug illegal. (That Wilson’s plan was shot down is probably fortunate. LSD is a beautiful thing, but nothing sounds more horrifying to me than a roomful of chain-smoking, frightened, needy drunks tripping their heads off in the basement of the local Y.)
47 posted on 03/10/2012 6:57:49 PM PST by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - SocratesH)
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To: AnTiw1

The benefits of LSD use in treating alcoholism was first studied in the 1950’s....


48 posted on 03/10/2012 6:58:13 PM PST by freebilly (Obama Sings While America Sinks....)
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To: Hildy
Not if you're ridin with our posse
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49 posted on 03/10/2012 6:58:45 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: bigheadfred

Kesey and company would mix LSD with cannabis and injected DMT, with a little nitrous thrown in. Or so I’m told.


50 posted on 03/10/2012 6:59:32 PM PST by DBrow
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