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].
What? And take the edge off it? OH! The huge manatee!
Heck, I always ended up alone, everyone else passed out or gone home, 3:AM with the all-night movie channel on volume off and rock music blaring. I accidentally invented music videos years before MTV existed.
It would cure their alcohol addiction.
I was welded to the floor listening to Pearl Bailly singing about “the band.” That’s all I recall until 48 hours later. Crap, those were stupid days.
You saw the huge manatee too? I was sure that was a hallucination. Being in Colorado and all.
They need to put a “like” button on this website.
I guess I’m a tad bit older. Sony Walkmans were invented about the time I left all that craziness behind. My party days fell between the birth-death of 8 track tape decks and the advent of SWs. During the CDE. (cassette deck era) lol
I'm sure, even though huge manatees are superior transdimensional beings, they occasionally take a dip.
Star Trek Mr Spock on LSD
“With alcohol and LSD, not only did I see the pink elephant. I saddled that SOB up and rode it to town.”
Ha! The multi-dotted elephants gave a far smoother ride regardless!
I did modulate the drinking while tripping. Puking while hallucinating is no fun at all.
Wow. I need a drink. Make that a double.
I tripped a few times in college. It’s the only time the Beatles song, Number Nine made any sense.
[Thanks to Paleo Conservative for the heads-up!]
I cant believe that this video isnt the product of LSD.
UR Shure that wasn’t LDS?