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].
And doing it alone was big no no.
hahahaha... I’m with you on this one. It just put drinking in whole different reality.
“...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.”
When I learned AA, the steps were the treatment for underlying depression and avoiding relapse.
These days everybody wants/needs to be a victim of something; depression, adhd, etc. Therefore entitled to special treatment, excuses, etc.
But then I’m not a product of the “recovery industry,” so I’m biased against all the psychobabble and money involved.
Relapse is no problem if the next time and the next time you can plan of drugs to withdraw, as you note.
Shakin and bakin leaves a greater impression.
Your mileage may differ.
We're talking mental masturbation?
Makes my cheeks hurt just thinking about it.
To heck it does. If anything it makes the trip better.
*Alcohol that is.
In related news, crystal meth cures nail biting.
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?
Very drink-worthy. What I think may be scarier is I have first pressing US and UK of the Nimoy albums. I also have a Shatner album and Nichelle Nichols album as well.
I’m a geek, I can admit that.
Now, where did I put my bottle of wine?....
You were supposed to do the alcohol and then let the LDS cure you.
LOL. Figures I got that backwards...however Mormonism DID cure me of a lot of things - legalism, feelings over facts, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Decaf coffee...
Wasn’t heroin supposed to take help cure morphine addiction in the 19th century ?
“I’m going to talk you through it.”
This is something to be reserved for when the pilots die and you have to land the plane. Not ingesting a drug. Ni. Ni. Ni I say.
So why didn’t you ride Wynona’s big brown beaver?
Plus you don’t have to drink in the closet anymore.
Take slow deep breaths. Just like the walls.
ever seen that fake coffee; Postum?
the stuff only exists because of the LDS
Well, it might help them out with alcoholism, but it’ll only make the little cretins in their electrical outlets all the more devious, lol.
I actually had a college roommate who had a very public experience along those lines. He totally lost it, barricaded himself in the room, and was yelling through a paper towel tube out the slightly open window at campus police, that they couldn’t get in, he’d unplugged everything, bwahahaha. They did, though, and he disappeared for a semester.
So, I don’t recommend it. Some people can’t deal well at all with reality not being fixed and predictable.
I could see how under certain circumstances it might help psychological treatment to overcome an alcohol addiction. There is a long way from this to recommending it as a treatment, and even so we’d be talking pharmaceutical quality, not street quality. Also one would not want to create an LSD addiction in place of the alcohol one, and there is the danger of trip flashbacks in the vulnerable, or pushing them over the edge into schizophrenia.
Some of the mainstream antidepressants also help, without the dangers of flashbacks or aggravating a borderline mental illness. Any LSD treatment would have to be compared against these.
Primus, lol. Les Claypool’s a demented genius, almost on a par with Zappa.
LOL. I never did drink when I was LDS, although John Denver sent beers out to a bunch of BYU students hanging out in the parking lot (I was one of them) after a concert at Park City.
And risk the ire of the man-eating armadillo in a purple miniskirt?
I gotta go. Some foolio is changing the clocks AGAIN.
And IIRC Postum stopped production many years ago.
I could never understand why when the WoW said “hot drinks” they thought Postum and Hot Chocolate were ok, but Chamomile tea (which has no tea in it) was bad.
They aren’t a “peculiar people” they are just weirdos.
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Shooting yourself in the head will cure alcoholism, but I wouldn’t recommend it.
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