Scientists Agree - Taking Drugs is Good For You (Kinda)
It seems like so long ago that the ‘ludicrous’ practice of of using psychedelic drugs to treat mental illness was implemented (it’s surreal in the same way that coke ads from the 70s are). However, science is now finding validity to this practice, using what’s called psychedelic therapy – aka treating patients suffering from depression, anxiety, and a slew of other ailments with good old-fashioned LSD.
While these days the drug is usually saved for those kids from your high school that stream old Grateful Dead tours and tell you that they ‘saw God in an apple tree once,’ Brain Blogger, a publication focusing on neuroscience, has gathered findings from multiple studies to make the case. One citation they use is from the Oxford Journal of Pharmacology, stating that “The [psychedelic] experiences created led to a restructuring of the person’s emotional trust, situational understanding, habits, and world view.” Studies have also found that controlled doses of MDMA, LSD, ayahuasca, psilocybin, DMT, mescaline, ketamine, and 2C-B have also helped with various illnesses – even addiction!
It’s been some time since LSD’s emerging medical popularity in the 1950s, but it seems that those scientists were on to something. So the age-old remedy of teenagers to 20-somethings everywhere was right on – if you’re feeling down and out, just take drugs!
Please don’t actually take drugs without medical advice, or if you do, don’t sue us – we warned you.