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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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To: TigersEye

And doing it alone was big no no.


51 posted on 03/10/2012 7:01:11 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

hahahaha... I’m with you on this one. It just put drinking in whole different reality.


52 posted on 03/10/2012 7:02:09 PM PST by myrabach
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

“...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.


53 posted on 03/10/2012 7:02:12 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: bigheadfred
Isn't that like trying to ruin a good time with a good time?

Too much fun.
54 posted on 03/10/2012 7:02:35 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: DBrow
I'm glad I missed that movie...


55 posted on 03/10/2012 7:03:04 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: cripplecreek
And doing it alone was big no no.

We're talking mental masturbation?

56 posted on 03/10/2012 7:04:22 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: myrabach

Makes my cheeks hurt just thinking about it.


57 posted on 03/10/2012 7:04:57 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

To heck it does. If anything it makes the trip better.


58 posted on 03/10/2012 7:05:58 PM PST by CommieCutter
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To: CommieCutter

*Alcohol that is.


59 posted on 03/10/2012 7:06:52 PM PST by CommieCutter
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To: AnTiw1

In related news, crystal meth cures nail biting.


60 posted on 03/10/2012 7:07:19 PM PST by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - we need a STEADY conservative President)
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To: CommieCutter; TigersEye
To heck it does. If anything it makes the trip better.

What? And take the edge off it? OH! The huge manatee!

61 posted on 03/10/2012 7:08:29 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: cripplecreek

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.


62 posted on 03/10/2012 7:10:54 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: bigheadfred

It would cure their alcohol addiction.


63 posted on 03/10/2012 7:11:36 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: bigheadfred

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.


64 posted on 03/10/2012 7:12:46 PM PST by outofstyle (Down All the Days)
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To: bigheadfred

You saw the huge manatee too? I was sure that was a hallucination. Being in Colorado and all.


65 posted on 03/10/2012 7:13:43 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye
all-night movie channel on volume off and rock music blaring. I accidentally invented music videos years before MTV existed.

Yep. Sony Walkmans were new then and they were awesome for wandering the streets of my hometown in the middle of the night.
66 posted on 03/10/2012 7:14:27 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
That will teach you to drop acid on the Pink Pig :).

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67 posted on 03/10/2012 7:15:00 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: bigheadfred

They need to put a “like” button on this website.


68 posted on 03/10/2012 7:15:38 PM PST by outofstyle (Down All the Days)
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To: Uncle Ike
"And that’s how I met my second wife...."


69 posted on 03/10/2012 7:18:34 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: TigersEye
My self I was just the opposite. If I was drinking I would smoke pot and not do any acid but if I was tripping I did not drink but I would smoke.
70 posted on 03/10/2012 7:19:16 PM PST by guitarplayer1953 (Grammar & spelling maybe wrong, get over it, the world will not come to an end!)
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To: cripplecreek

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


71 posted on 03/10/2012 7:20:53 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye
Being in Colorado and all.

I'm sure, even though huge manatees are superior transdimensional beings, they occasionally take a dip.

72 posted on 03/10/2012 7:22:47 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: reaganaut

Star Trek Mr Spock on LSD

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


73 posted on 03/10/2012 7:24:38 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: bigheadfred

;-)


74 posted on 03/10/2012 7:27:03 PM PST by CommieCutter
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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.”

Ha! The multi-dotted elephants gave a far smoother ride regardless!


75 posted on 03/10/2012 7:27:27 PM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: guitarplayer1953

I did modulate the drinking while tripping. Puking while hallucinating is no fun at all.


76 posted on 03/10/2012 7:27:43 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Rebelbase; reaganaut

Wow. I need a drink. Make that a double.


77 posted on 03/10/2012 7:27:47 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: chris37

I tripped a few times in college. It’s the only time the Beatles song, Number Nine made any sense.


78 posted on 03/10/2012 7:27:47 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: AnTiw1; Paleo Conservative; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
In other news, a guillotine can cure dandruff.

[Thanks to Paleo Conservative for the heads-up!]


79 posted on 03/10/2012 7:36:07 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: cripplecreek

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

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

UR Shure that wasn’t LDS?


80 posted on 03/10/2012 7:36:30 PM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: AnTiw1

81 posted on 03/10/2012 7:39:07 PM PST by garjog
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To: bigheadfred; Rebelbase

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?....


82 posted on 03/10/2012 7:39:07 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: reaganaut

You were supposed to do the alcohol and then let the LDS cure you.


83 posted on 03/10/2012 7:40:58 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

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...


84 posted on 03/10/2012 7:43:27 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

Wasn’t heroin supposed to take help cure morphine addiction in the 19th century ?


85 posted on 03/10/2012 7:48:56 PM PST by Ex-Democrat Dean
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To: bigheadfred

“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.


86 posted on 03/10/2012 7:50:15 PM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: cripplecreek

So why didn’t you ride Wynona’s big brown beaver?


87 posted on 03/10/2012 7:50:30 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: reaganaut

Plus you don’t have to drink in the closet anymore.


88 posted on 03/10/2012 7:50:54 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Winstons Julia

Take slow deep breaths. Just like the walls.


89 posted on 03/10/2012 7:52:47 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: reaganaut

ever seen that fake coffee; Postum?

the stuff only exists because of the LDS


90 posted on 03/10/2012 8:04:10 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

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.


91 posted on 03/10/2012 8:04:39 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: AnTiw1

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.


92 posted on 03/10/2012 8:07:42 PM PST by raccoonnookkeeper
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To: Slings and Arrows

Primus, lol. Les Claypool’s a demented genius, almost on a par with Zappa.


93 posted on 03/10/2012 8:07:53 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: bigheadfred

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.


94 posted on 03/10/2012 8:09:37 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: Slings and Arrows; Hunton Peck; cripplecreek
So why didn’t you ride Wynona’s big brown beaver?

And risk the ire of the man-eating armadillo in a purple miniskirt?

I gotta go. Some foolio is changing the clocks AGAIN.

95 posted on 03/10/2012 8:10:50 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: AnTiw1

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.


96 posted on 03/10/2012 8:11:51 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

Primus Sucks!


97 posted on 03/10/2012 8:12:56 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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98 posted on 03/10/2012 8:12:56 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: TigersEye
I hate to even think about that. The only time I ever puked was from eating green peyote buttons.
99 posted on 03/10/2012 8:17:37 PM PST by guitarplayer1953 (Grammar & spelling maybe wrong, get over it, the world will not come to an end!)
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To: AnTiw1

Shooting yourself in the head will cure alcoholism, but I wouldn’t recommend it.


100 posted on 03/10/2012 8:19:12 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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