Skip to comments.LSD May Help Cure Alcoholism, Study Says
Posted on 03/10/2012 6:23:53 PM PST by AnTiw1
Theres 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.
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; weve missed a trick here... This is probably as good as anything weve got [for treating alcoholism].
i’m just standing back from this one...lol
I tried. LOL
It just made me a bizarre drunk.
These people ...”the study” authors need to be in a padded cell.
About the only thing LSD can cure is a dull party.
well, they cured Glenn Beck, don’tchaknow. ... Oh ... never mind. Mind altering stuff gets all jumbled together. LSD LDS, all that weird stuff.
So you can’t have your hallucinations and drink it, too?
With alcohol and LSD, not only did I see the pink elephant. I saddled that SOB up and rode it to town.
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.
“Too much LDS.”
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That was you?
It's a sight I'll never forget.
“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.”
That would really cut into my herion money
Only in the minds of those who have tried it.
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. :)
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.
It's too late anyways.